Chin State, the poorest region of Myanmar will be the last state, where travelers can fly in the near future in Myanmar. Out of 7 States of the country, Chin State is the only one state without air transportation because of its geological situation. Now about 53 percent of the Surbung Airport in Falam of Chin State has been completed, according to the Aviation Department. The project was started in 2016, and out of 6,000 ft of the runway, 4,000 ft have been constructed.
“Upon completion of the Surbung Airport, the socio-economy of Chin State would be uplifted and rescue works in Chin State would be sped up,” said Director U Kyaw Soe of the Department of Civil Aviation.
Falam Airport is situated on Surbung mountain range located 8.5 miles northwest of Falam Town and is at an altitude of 6,000 ft above sea level. The airport runway is 6,000 ft long and 100 ft wide and is a Flexible Pavement type runway. The permitted load of the runway is 50,000 pounds and the airport is constructed with a budget of K28 billion. The first phase will be completed in 2021, by which planes will be able to begin landing.
Falam Airport is situated in the middle of Chin State and towns such as Falam, Haka, Thantlang, and Tiddim can reach all airports in other states and regions through here. Once this airport is completed it will become the aerial gateway of Chin State and enable visitors to come much more quickly. Now Kale Airport of Sagaing Region is the gateway of the State and we can travel the Chin Mountain by car from Kale.