The airport is located 2 km North-East of Loikaw town. Condition of the runway is good and the airport is used for year round. Only Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) and Air KBZ are scheduled currently. Other chartered flight from the Government is rarely landed for banking matter. The regular flights are KBZ flight on Mon, Wed and Friday for three days in a week thru Yangon- Naypyidaw-Loikaw- Yangon and the daily flight from MNA between Yangon and Loikaw. However, the schedule can be changed every after 3 months, especially in monsoon season. There is no helipad and need to manage in air apron for VIP helicopter. The airport is shared with the military, Eastern Command. Normally, no cargo is handled at this airport and it’s mainly used for tourism. The largest type of plane that can be handled in this airport is ATR 72. The run way is made of asphalt concrete and strength (PCN) bears 68.039 Mt.
Province / District
Kayah State/ Loikaw
893.8m / 2932ft
IATA & ICAO codes
LIW / VYLK
Town or City (closest)
NGO / UN (on ground)
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)
1829 (m) x
6000ftx75ft (will be extended up to 7000ft in April)
Ground Handling (Yes / No)
Yes, luggage trolleys
Runway Lighting (Yes / No)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)
Yes, recently one double cab designed as firefighting truck, no CAT described yet.
Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)
Windsock (Yes / No)
Weather Information (Yes / No)
Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)
Navigation Aids (Yes / No)
Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)
*) In case of emergency Jet-A1, can be considered from Heho (187 km) as a closest airport with fuel storage capacity (approximately 4:30 hrs drive).
No storage facilities in the compound and the empty land can be leased out from the airport authority with the proper communication with Department of Civil Aviation in Yangon. In case of emergency, the existing room from based crew be served as a temporary storage for about 10 Mt of cereal food.
Contact: Dept. of Civil Aviation, Loikaw Airport, Kayah State, Myanmar
Mr. U Kyaw Soe (Airport Manager) Phone: +95-9-8614949/ 263937864/ 33618332