Airports Myanmar/Burma

Airports Myanmar/Burma

Mandalay Airport Burma

Mandalay Airport Burma

from US Embassy: AVIATION SAFETY OVERSIGHT: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Burma, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed Burma’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. The safety records of Burma’s domestic airlines are not open to the public, nor is public information available concerning the Burma government’s oversight of domestic airlines. These factors raise concerns about aviation safety for all Burmese domestic air carriers.

from Wiki:

By plane

The poor state of Myanmar’s roads and railways make flying by far the most comfortable option for travelling long distances.

State owned and appallingly run Myanma Airways (UB) – not to be confused with Myanmar Airways International (8M) “MAI”. UB is known for its poor safety record. Even locals prefer to avoid it whenever possible.

There are also privately owned airlines serving the main domestic routes in Myanmar. They are Air Bagan (W9), Asian Wings, Air Mandalay (6T), Golden Myanmar Airways (good rates between Yangon and Mandalay on Boeing jets) and Yangon Airways (YH). While more expensive, they are a safer option and would get you to all the main tourist destinations from Yangon or Mandalay. If you want to plan domestic travel ahead, you can buy airline tickets online on VisitMM. Booking domestic air travel requires patience as most of these companies are relying on a simple Excel spreadsheet to track passenger reservations, so there is a moderate chance that you’ll have a booking error, hence the need to pick up your tickets in person from the airline office at least a day in advance after you arrive in Yangon (as of Feb 2013, cash was the only acceptable method of payment). Also, be sure to confirm your flights at least 24hrs in advance – your hotel/guesthouse will be able to help you with this once you have paper tickets in hand.

The private airline companies are usually on time, and even depart early (10-20min), so be on time and reconfirm your flight and flight time 1-2 days before departure. Sometimes the itinerary might be altered some days before departure (meaning that you will still fly to your final destination on the scheduled time, but with an added or removed in between stop, e.g. Yangon-Bagan becomes Yangon-Mandalay-Bagan). This usually only affects your arrival time. En route stops have only 10-20min ground time, and if it is not your final destination, you can stay inside the plane during the stop.

Important for Yangon: Yangon international airport serves all domestic flights from the old terminal building. This building is located about 200m further on the road than the main (new) Yangon International Airport building. When taking a taxi from downtown to the airport, mention to the driver that you are on a domestic flight so you’ll not end up in the wrong terminal.

Airports

Has 25 operating airports with commercial flights

Yangon International Airport

Yangon Airport Burma

Yangon Airport Burma

from wiki: (Burmese: ရန်ကုန်အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာလေဆိပ်; MLCTS: Yan Gon a pyi pyi hsai ya hlay hsate [jàɴɡòʊɴ əpjìpjì sʰàɪɴjà lèzeɪʔ]) (IATA: RGN, ICAO: VYYY), located in Mingaladon, at 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of downtown Yangon, is the primary international airport of Burma and the third largest airport in the country after Mandalay international airport and Nay Pyi Taw international airport. Once, it was regarded as the best and most modern airport in Southeast Asia

The airport’s old terminal is used exclusively for domestic flights, and the new terminal, in operation since May 2007, handles international flights. The airport, which can handle 2.7 million passengers a year, handled 800,000 international passengers and 1.2 million domestic passengers in 2006. All five Burmese carriers and about 20 international airlines operate out of Yangon International. In June 2011, the government announced plans to expand the airport by 40% and increase its capacity from 2.7 million passengers to 3.8 million passengers, annually.

Mandalay Airport (MDL) Myanmar (Burma)

Mandalay Airport Burma

Mandalay Airport Burma

from Mandalay Airport Guide    Mandalay International Airport serves the city of Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) and surrounding area.  The airport, located 35 km south of Mandalay in Tada-U, is one of only three international airports in Burma. It is the largest and most modern airport in the country.  Services available at the Mandalay airport: currency exchange, shared and private taxi transfers, duty free shopping and dining.   Mandalay International Airport IATA airport code is MDL and ICAO code is VYMD   

Airport Taxi Counters are located outside of the baggage claim area. One way taxi fares from the airport are fixed.

4,000 Kyat – Shared Taxi
12,000 Kyat – Private Taxi
15,000 Kyat – Private Taxi with air conditioning.

Purchase a coupon at the taxi counter and proceed to the taxi stand outside the terminal.

Naypyidaw International Airport

Naypyitaw International Airport

Naypyitaw International Airport

from wiki:  Burmese: နေပြည်တော် အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာ လေဆိပ်; previously known as Ela Airport, officially Nay Pyi Taw International Airport), is located 16 kilometers southeast of Naypyidaw, the capital ofBurma (Myanmar)

Naypyitaw Official web site http://www.nptia.com/     Not much info here except some photos

Nyaung U Airport 

Burmese: ပုဂံညောင်‌ဦးလေဆိပ်) (IATA: NYU, ICAO: VYBG) is an airport located in Nyaung-U (or Nyaung Oo), a town in the Mandalay Region, Burma (Myanmar). It is the primary air gateway to the city of Baganand surrounding areas. It also known as Nyaung Oo Airport or Bagan Nyaung Oo Airport.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay, Yangon
Air KBZ Heho, Mandalay, Yangon
Air Mandalay Heho, Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon
Asian Wings Airways Heho, Mandalay, Yangon
Mann Yatanarpon Airlines Mandalay, Yangon, Heho, Thandwe, Kengtung, Tachilek, Myitkyina
Myanmar Airways Heho, Yangon
Yangon Airways Heho, Kengtung, Mandalay, Naypyidaw, Yangon

Bhamo Airport (Banmaw Airport)

(IATA: BMO, ICAO: VYBM) is an airport serving Bhamo (Banmaw),[1] a city in the Kachin State in northern Burma. It is also known as Banmaw Airport. Built as a Japanese Air Force base in 1942, the airport was attacked numerous times by Allied forces before being seized in May 1945.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Myanma Airways Mandalay
Yangon Airways Yangon

Dawei Airport

(IATA: TVY, ICAO: VYDW) is an airport serving Dawei[1] (formerly known as Tavoy), a city in the Tanintharyi Division in southeastern Burma.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Kawthaung, Myeik, Yangon
Myanma Airways Maulmyine, Yangon

Heho Airport

Heho airport burma

Heho airport burma

(Burmese: ဟဲဟိုးလေဆိပ်; (IATA: HEH, ICAO: VYHH) is an airport serving Heho,[1] a town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Burma. It is the main airport serving Inle Lake, one of the top tourist destinations of Burma. The airport served as an airbase both for the Allies and the Japanese during World War II. The airbase was heavily bombed by the Allies. Evidence of aircraft bunker revetments and bomb craters can still be seen on the southern end of the airfield, especially noticeable from the air.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon
Air KBZ Mandalay, Yangon
Air Mandalay Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon
Asian Wings Airways Mandalay, Yangon
Mann Yatanarpon Airlines Mandalay, Yangon, Bagan, Thandwe, Kengtung, Tachilek, Myitkyina
Myanma Airways Kengtung, Lashio, Mong Hsat, Nyaung U, Tachilek, Yangon
Yangon Airways Mandalay, Yangon

Kalaymyo Airport

(IATA: KMV, ICAO: VYKL) is an international airport serving Kalaymyo (a.k.a. Kalay or Kalemyo), a town in the Sagaing Division of Burma.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay, Yangon
Myanma Airways Mandalay

Kawthaung Airport

(Burmese: ကော့သောင် လေဆိပ်; (IATA: KAW, ICAO: VYKT)) is an airport in Kawthaung, Burma. The airport has a very small terminal with no gates. The airport has an 1800 x 50 meter runway.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Yangon
Myanma Airways Dawei, Myeik, Yangon

Kengtung Airport

in Kengtung, Burma (IATA: KET, ICAO: VYKG).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay
Myanma Airways Heho, Mandalay
Golden Myanmar Airlines Mandalay

Khamti Airport

IATA: KHM, ICAO: VYKI), also known as Hkamti Airport, is an airport serving Khamti (Hkamti), a town in the Khamti (Hkamti) District of the Sagaing Division in northwestern Burma.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Myanma Airways Mandalay

Kyaukpyu Airport

is an airport in Kyaukpyu, Burma (IATA: KYP, ICAO: VYKP).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Myanma Airways Sittwe, Thandwe, Yangon

Lashio Airport

(IATA: LSH, ICAO: VYLS) is an airport in Lashio, Burma. it is near the headquarters of Northeast Military Command. Passengers have to walk from airport building to entrance of airport compound. There is no X ray equipment.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Heho, Yangon
Myanma Airways Heho

Loikaw Airport

(IATA: LIW, ICAO: VYLK) is an airport in Loikaw, Burma.

Airlines and destinations

  • Myanma Airways (Yangon)

Mawlamyaing Airport (Mawlamyine Airport)

Mawlamyine Airport

Mawlamyine Airport

is an airport in Mawlamyaing, Burma (IATA: MNU, ICAO: VYMM).

Mawlamyine Airport is located 4 miles east of town and caters for turbo-prop size aircraft with its 1645 meter runway and limited navigational aids. Because of this, the airport can only be operated in good weather conditions.

The only commercial traffic to fly in to Mawlamyine airport at the moment, is Myanma Airways, with its twice weekly Yangon-Mawlamyine-Kawthoung service using either an ATR42 or ATR72.

Nok Air Mini, in September 2013 started services between the Thai border town of Mae Sot, with Mawlamyine using a SAAB340. This was the first time the airport catered for International flights. Nok Air Mini however has stopped this service for the time being, but hope to resume in the future.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Myanma Airways Dawei, Myeik, Yangon
Nok Air Mae Sot

Mawlamyine Airport web site with bus, train information

 

Monghsat Airport (Mong Hsat Airport)

airport in Monghsat, Burma (IATA: MOG, ICAO: VYMS).

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Myanma Airways Heho

Myeik Airport

airport in Myeik, Burma (IATA: MGZ, ICAO: VYME).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Yangon
Air KBZ Yangon
Myanma Airways Kawthaung, Mawlamyine, Yangon
Myanmar Union Express Bangkok DMK [1]

Myitkyina Airport

airport in Myitkyina, Burma (IATA: MYT, ICAO: VYMK).

Built before World War II as Myitkyina Airfield, the airfield was captured by the Imperial Japanese Army on 8 May 1942 during the Japanese conquest of Burma. During the occupation, it was used by the Japanese Air Force as a fighter base, attacking Allied aircraft flying “the Hump” transport supply missions between India and China.

The airfield was attacked on numerous missions by Tenth Air Force and Royal Air Force fighter and bombers until it was captured by Merrill’s Marauders (officially named the 6th Ranger Battalion-5307th Composite Unit (provisional)) on 17 May 1944, but fighting continued in Myitkyina town until August 1944

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay, Putao
Myanma Airways Mandalay, Putao

Pakokku Airport

(IATA: PKK, ICAO: VYPU) is an airport in Pakokku, Burma.

Pathein Airport

(IATA: BSX, ICAO: VYPN) is an airport in Pathein, Burma.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Yangon
Myanma Airways Thandwe, Yangon

Putao Airport

(IATA: PBU, ICAO: VYPT) is an airport in Putao, Burma. The airport was originally part of Fort Hertz, which served as an isolated British outpost during the Burma Campaign in World War II.[1]

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Myitkyina
Myanma Airways Myitkyina

Sittwe Airport

(IATA: AKY, ICAO: VYSW) is an airport in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Burma.

It started as a military used airfield in World War II. It was handed over to Department of Civil Aviation by International Aero Limited Company on 24 July 1947.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Thandwe, Yangon
Air Mandalay Thandwe, Yangon
Air KBZ Thandwe, Yangon
Myanma Airways Kyaukpyu, Yangon

Tachilek Airport

(IATA: THL, ICAO: VYTL) is an airport serving Tachilek (Tachileik), a town in the Shan State of eastern Burma.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Kengtung, Mandalay
Myanma Airways Heho, Mandalay

Thandwe Airport

(IATA: SNW, ICAO: VYTD) is an airport serving Thandwe, a town in the Rakhine State of Burma.

Airlines and destinations

 

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Sittwe, Yangon
Air Mandalay Sittwe, Yangon
Myanma Airways Bassein, Kyaukpyu, Yangon

 

few tips

Entering the country

If you’re arriving by air, and have your visa ready and valid passport in hand, you should have no trouble entering Myanmar. Arriving by land is not very practical. You can cross from Ruili (China) to Mu-se, but not leave that way. From Mae Sai (Thailand) you can cross to Tachileik, but can only go as far as Kengtung. Those in Thailand on a visa run can cross to Kawthoung but cannot venture farther into Myanmar. There is no way that foreigners can reach Myanmar by land or sea from Bangladesh, India or Laos.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/myanmar-burma/transport/getting-there-away#ixzz3KXHPFDqR

 

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