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Mandalay International Airport (MDL), one of three international airports in Myanmar, was opened on Sept 2000. The airport has been designed to handle up to 3 million passengers annually. It has an apron of 610 by 240m (14.64 ha) attached to the terminal building. The terminal building has six bays with boarding bridges of which three can handle Boeing 747-400 aircraft (three for category E and three for category D aircraft) and 11 remote parking stands. There are seven international airlines (Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, SilkAir, Thai airways, Thai Smile, Myanmar Airways Int’l) and nine domestic airlines (Air Bagan, Air KBZ, Air Mandalay, Asian Wings ,Golden Myanmar, Mann Yadarnarpon, Myanma National Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Yangon Airways) providing regular flights to Mandalay airport. A consortium of Mitsubishi Group and an affiliate from Japan Airlines signed a concession agreement in 2014 with the Myanmar government to operate the airport for 30 years. The joint firm, called MC-Jalux started operations in April 2015 and does the operation, rehabilitation and maintenance of airport facilities, including terminal buildings and runway. Airport Website: http://www.mandalayairport.com

Airport Website: http://www.mandalayairport.com
 

Location Details

Country

Myanmar

Latitude

21° 42′ 8″ N

Province / District

Mandalay

Longitude

95° 58′ 41″ E

Town or City (Closest)

30km South West of
Mandalay city

Elevation (ft and m)

301 ft  / 91.6m

Airfield Name

Mandalay International airport

IATA and ICAO Codes

MDL / VYMD

Open From (hours)

24 hours, 7 days a week

Open To (hours)

 

Pictures

 

Runways

There is one runway with heading 17 / 35.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

4,268 m x 61m

Orientation

17 / 35

Surface

Concrete PCN 55/R/A/W/T

Helicopter Pad(s)

Mandalay ATZ has a radius of 5 NM centered at 214203.86 N, 0955838.84 E.  Non-scheduled public air traffic with helicopters is permitted only after prior approval from the Department of Civil Aviation.

Helipad #I-IV

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

MI-8

Width and Length (metres)

80-50m

Surface

Concrete

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes, Jet-A1 and JP1

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes – CAT 9
3 fire trucks (OSCO)

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes / MIA

DVOR/DME

Yes / MIA

ILS CAT.I/LLZ

Yes / IMIA

ILS CAT.I/GP/DME

Yes / IMIA

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2015

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total passengers

1,020,000

85,000

-

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

Max.100

8.3

n/a

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

+/- 100

8.3

n/a

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Airport Operating Details

Handling Equipment includes high loader, 1 forklift (5 MT), 5 tractors and several cargo dollies. They are able to handle airline pallets of double pallet size.

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:

B-747

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

Double aircraft pallets possible

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

 146,400 sqm

Storage Area (mt)

No

Cubic Meters (m³)

No

Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)

Yes

If "Yes" specify below

Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

n/a

Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)

High Loader can reach regular deck B747

Loading Ramps (Yes / No)

No

Storage Facilities

Currently Mandalay airport has no cargo storage facility. Cargo is handled through the terminal, same as luggage. MC-Jalux is planning to change an existing open shed, located North of the terminal, into a small storage area in 2016, size approximately 35x15x4 meter, 525 sq.m..

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

Aircraft Weight – MTOW (kg)

International Flight

Domestic Flight

0

25,000

USD 85

18,800 MMK

25,001

50,000

USD 168

37,500 MMK

50,001

75,000

USD 253

56,100 MMK

75,001

100,000

USD 337

74,900 MMK

100,001

200,000

USD 760

168,300 MMK

200,001

300,000

USD 1,138

252,600 MMK

300,001

400,000

USD 1,518

336,800 MMK

Note: Please amend MTOW to suit local rates. (1 US$=1187 MMK at 16 June 2016)

*NOTE: All figures as of 12 NOV 2015. 

Airfield Charges

Maximum Take-off Weight

International Flight

Domestic Flight

Not exceeding 25,000 Kg

USD 15

4,200 MMK

25,001 Kg to 50,000 Kg

USD 27

7,500 MMK

50,001 Kg to 75,000 Kg

USD 41

11,300 MMK

75,001 Kg to 100,000 Kg

USD 54

15,000 MMK

100,001 Kg to 200,000 Kg

USD 122

33,800 MMK

200,001 Kg to 300,000 Kg

USD 182

50,500 MMK

300,001 Kg to 400,000 Kg

USD 243

67,400 MMK

*NOTE: All figures as of 12 NOV 2015

Passenger Service

Payable by the passenger

  • USD 15 for each international departing passenger at international airports
  • MMK 2000 for each domestic departing passenger at international airports
  • MMK 1000 for each domestic departing passenger at national airports

Fuel Services Charges

Only Jet-A1 is available, provided by MPPE. MPPE is going to be privatized in July 2016 and will be called National Energy Puma Aviation Service (a Joint Venture company). There are four fuel storage tanks of 600,000L each and a subterranean fuelling system for 6 bays, 12 fuelling points, and refuelling by bowsers (tank trucks, 1x7000 plus 3x4000 gallon capacity each) for the remote parking stands. Mandalay airport has an estimated daily demand of 77,000 litre Jet-A1.

International flights are billed in USD and national airlines in Kyat.

Price per Unit (May 2016)

 

Kyat (MMK)

Usd *

Jet A-1

 2415 / US gal

638 / Litre

2.03 Usd / US gal

0.54 Usd / Litre

 

Avgas

n/a

n/a

* Exchange rate 1 US$=1187 MMK at 16 June 2016. (standard national rates of MPPE, updated monthly)

Cargo Terminal Charges

MC-Jalux does not have publicized standard cargo rates because it is not handling much cargo at Mandalay airport.

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

n/a

Break Bulk Fee

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Strong Room – per consignment

No

Cold Storage Fee

No

Delivery outside normal working hours

n/a

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

n/a

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

n/a

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

n/a

International Air WayBill

n/a

Local Air WayBill

n/a

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

n/a

Air Way Bill Documentation

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Storage charges per kg per day

n/a

Air-bridge Charges

n/a

Security

Myanmar police is responsible for airport security, together with security staff of MC-Jalux. There is a CCTV system in place, X-ray machines for luggage, walk-through metal detectors and handheld metal detectors.

Landing approval of unscheduled international flights

Landing approval for unscheduled international flights has to be normally requested in writing from the Department of Civil Aviation in Yangon 14 days in advance. However, in case of emergencies, the airline carrier may contact the Area Control Center in Mandalay by radio, and they will contact the Department of Civil Aviation in Mandalay to obtain approval. With this fast track process landing approval may be obtained as quick as within 30 minutes.

Companies Available 

For information on Myanmar Airport contact details, please see the following:

4.5 Myanmar Airport Company Contact List