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Airport Overview

Mandalay International Airport (MDL), one of three international airports in Myanmar, was opened on Sept 2000. Mandalay International Airport is located 35 km south of Mandalay city, in Tada-U Township. 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 seven domestic airlines (Myanmar National Airline, Air KBZ, MANN Yadanarpon airlines, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Air Thanlwin, Asian Wings Airways, Myanmar Airways International) providing regular flights to Mandalay airport. The airport experienced an increase in traffic, especially daily flights from/to China and Bangkok. Domestic passenger traffic through Mandalay has been increasing by 20% every year, while growth in international flights has been growing up to 60% annually. 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.

In January 2020, a plan was put in place between Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation and NEC Corporation for the installation and operation of airport surveillance radar (ASR), secondary surveillance radar (SSR) and a multi-sensor data processing system (MSDPS) to increase the efficiency and safety of air traffic control services by October 2020. This is in anticipation of the expansion of economic activities and growing arrivals of international passengers due to the on-going visa requirement relaxation scheme[1]. The equipment will be delivered through the Official Development Assistance (ODA) by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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.

Airport Website: https://www.mandalayintlairport.com/

[1] https://www.airport-technology.com/news/nec-radar-systems-myanmar/

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Mandalay

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Mandalay (30 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Mandalay International Airport

Latitude

21.702222 

Longitude

95.978056

Elevation (ft and m)

301 ft  / 91.6 m

IATA Code

MDL

ICAO Code

VYMD

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

N/A

Open From (hours)

24 hours

Open To (hours)

24 hours


Pictures

 

Runways

There is one runway with heading 17 / 35.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

4,268 m x 61 m

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)

80-50 m

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 2017

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

25,073

(5,592 International and 19,481 Domestic)

2,090

n/a

Total passengers

1,320,945

(477,922 International and 843,023 Domestic)

110,080

n/a

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)

Yes

Storage Facilities

A new Air Cargo Terminal initiated its operations in August 2019. The new Air Cargo terminal is designed to handle 4,000 tons of Import and Export cargoes annually. There is also Cold Storage Room and capable of controlling temperature from -20°C. The Air Cargo Terminal facilities comprise with cargo X-ray machine, cold storage room, main desk loader 7 Mt capacity, forklift 2.5 Mt capacity, high lift 6.8 Mt capacity, 2 nos of 2.5 Mt hand lift, two tractor, container pallets dollies and 4 nos of belt loader. All International airlines based in Mandalay are able to transport cargo / freight to any destination across the globe using connections at each of the airlines' way points. Currently, 8 airlines have signed agreement with MJAS among International Airlines operating at Mandalay International Airport. Cargo Warehouse handling is operated by MK Hercules Co., Ltd (MMH), a joint venture between MK Co., Ltd in Hiroshima, Japan and Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd, in Myanmar.

The cargo warehouse is operating during 08:00 ~ 18:00 / Daily and custom service operate during 10:00 ~ 17:00 / from Monday to Friday (excluding National Holidays).

Air Cargo Terminal Contact No: +95 2 40 27110 (Ext. 317)

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Aircraft Weight – MTOW (kg)

International Flight

Domestic Flight

0

25,000

USD 32

6,300 MMK

25,001

50,000

USD 53

10,400 MMK

50,001

75,000

USD 99

15,500 MMK

75,001

100,000

USD 199

20,900 MMK

100,001

200,000

USD 304

53,500 MMK

200,001

300,000

USD 457

80,150 MMK

300,001

400,000

USD 609

106,800 MMK

Note: Basis: Take-off weight in the C of A.

*NOTE: Applicable to all aircraft engages in International Flight into and out of any airport in the Union of Myanmar, and aircraft over-flying the Yangon Flight Information Region without landing at any airport in Myanmar. The charges are made on per movement basis. Overflights are counted as one movement and arrival and departure are counted as two movements.

Landing and Take-off Charges

Maximum Take-off Weight

International Flight

Domestic Flight

Not exceeding 25,000 Kg

USD 85

18,800 MMK

25,001 Kg to 50,000 Kg

USD 168

37,500 MMK

50,001 Kg to 75,000 Kg

USD 253

56,100 MMK

75,001 Kg to 100,000 Kg

USD 337

74,900 MMK

100,001 Kg to 200,000 Kg

USD 760

168,300 MMK

200,001 Kg to 300,000 Kg

USD 1,138

252,600 MMK

300,001 Kg to 400,000 Kg

USD 1,518

336,800 MMK

Source : Department of Civil Aviation (https://www.dca.gov.mm/ accessed on 28 Aug 2020) 

*NOTE: The payment of the landing charge shall entitle the aircraft to:

  • the use of aerodrome for arriving and departure;
  • the use of radio and night lighting installed at the aerodrome;
  • the supply of all available information as to routes and weather conditions;
  • the service of aerodrome personnel, if available, for manual assistance in guiding, housing or parking the aircraft.

Parking Charges

Maximum Take-off Weight

International Flight

Domestic Flight

Not exceeding 25,000 Kg

USD 15

Kyats 4200

25,001 Kg to 50,000 Kg

USD 27

Kyats 7500

50,001 Kg to 75,000 Kg

USD 41

Kyats 11300

75,001 Kg to 100,000 Kg

USD 54

Kyats 15000

100,001 Kg to 200,000 Kg

USD 122

Kyats 33800

200,001 Kg to 300,000 Kg

USD 182

Kyats 50500

300,001 Kg to 400,000 Kg

USD 243

Kyats 67400

Housing/Hanger Charges

Maximum Take-off Weight

International Flight

Domestic Flight

Not exceeding 25,000 Kg

USD 41

Kyats 11300

25,001 Kg to 50,000 Kg

USD 81

Kyats 22500

50,001 Kg to 75,000 Kg

USD 122

Kyats 33800

75,001 Kg to 100,000 Kg

USD 162

Kyats 44900

100,001 Kg to 200,000 Kg

USD 365

Kyats 101000

200,001 Kg to 300,000 Kg

USD 547

Kyats 151600

300,001 Kg to 400,000 Kg

USD 729

Kyats 202100

Source : Department of Civil Aviation (https://www.dca.gov.mm/, accessed on 28 Aug 2020)

 

Passenger Service

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies: unlimited. Nationals of Myanmar must declare all foreign currency upon arrival. Foreigners must declare amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies:
- nationals of Myanmar: export permit required;
- foreign nationals: unlimited, if holding proof of ownership.

Import regulations:

Free import:
- 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco;
- 2 liters of liquor;
- 150 milliliters of perfume;
- goods for personal use to a max. value of USD 500.-;
- electrical and electronic goods not more than USD 500.- in value;
- portable (video) camera, HD camera or DV camera and 1 spare (set) battery;
- portable computer;
- reasonable quantity of medicines for personal use.

All plants or plant products (seeds, bulbs, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables) require a Phytosanitary Certificate and must be declared. Prohibited: host plants of pests and soil.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Myanmar.

https://yangonairport.aero/index.php/en/passenger-guide

In terms of airport departure tax, they are normally included in the air ticket price based on the following tariffs:

  • USD 20 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 National Energy Puma Aviation Service (a Joint Venture company). There are four fuel storage tanks of 600,000L each and a subterranean fueling system for 6 contact gates, 12 fueling points, and refueling 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 2019)

 

Kyat (MMK)

USD

Jet A-1

n/a

n/a

Avgas

n/a

n/a

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import

Rate US$ / kg*

Handling Charge per kg

0.3-0.4

Break Bulk Fee

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

No charge

Strong Room – per consignment

n/a

Cold Storage Fee

1-10kg=1usd 10-20kg=2.3usd 80kg above=25.5USD for the first ten days. For more info please find the table in the attachment 4.

Delivery outside normal working hours

100% more (double)

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

n/a

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? Hours

0.3 (up to 10kg) to 8.5 (over 81kg) for the first ten days, every following ten days price will raise for 80-100%

Export

Rate US$ / kg*

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

0.5

International Air Waybill

n/a

Local Air Waybill

n/a

Air Waybill Amendment – Cancellation

n/a

Air Waybill Documentation

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

Free

Storage charges per kg per day

0.5

 Air-bridge Charges

Aircraft Seating Capacity

Aerobridge Basic Charge per Flight

0 - 150 seats

USD 80.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 80.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

151 - 250 seats

USD 116.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 116.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

251 - 350 seats

USD 156.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 156.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

Exceeding 350 seats

USD 228.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 228.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

0 - 150 seats

USD 80.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 80.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

151 - 250 seats

USD 116.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 116.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

251 - 350 seats

USD 156.00 for the first 1½ hours or part thereof; and USD 156.00 for every subsequent 1½ hours or part thereof.

 

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.

Companies Available 

For information on Myanmar Airport contact details, please see the following: 4.5 Myanmar Airport Company Contact List.