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Airport Overview

Sittwe Airport started as RAF Station Sittwe, a military airfield in World War II, and was handed over to Department of Civil Aviation by the International Aero Limited Company on 24 July 1947. It was upgraded to 6,000 feet long and 140 feet wide gravel mixed asphalt runway in 1960. The airport building was extended to 220 feet by 60 feet from 120 feet by 60 feet and it was opened on 22 March 2002. A four-foot thick asphalt concrete layer was placed on the 6000 x 150 feet runway, the 525 x 75 feet taxiway and the 600 x 300 feet apron and opened on 20 May 2009 for use of F-28 jets. There are five domestic airlines (Golden Myanmar, Air KBZ, Mann Yadarnarpon, Air Thanlwin and Myanmar National Airlines) providing regular flights to Sittwe airport. There is no specified helipad but landing arrangement can be made at apron area.

The largest plane that can be handled is medium-sized 100-seat planes such as the Airbus A320. It is equipped with night landing facilities such as airfield lighting, approach light and remote-control air ground machines. Sittwe Airport handled around 432,000 passengers in 2019. Some private international airlines for offshore projects had been used at Sittwe since 2004 as a base with one fixed wing and one helicopter. It is feasible to use as a humanitarian hub, however a special arrangement needs to be coordinated with DCA and temporary storage facility options need to be looked at since there is limited storage space and ground handling equipment on the ground.

Sources: Site visit and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sittwe_Airport

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Rakhine / Sittwe

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Sittwe (13 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Sittwe Airport

Latitude

20.135658

Longitude

92.873325

Elevation (ft and m)

38ft / 11.58 m

IATA Code

AKY  

ICAO Code

VYSW

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

Mr. Kyaw Soe, Manager

Phone: +95-9-428614949.

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

Yes


Sittwe Airport Terminal

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2286 m x 46 m

Runway Orientation

11 / 29

Runway Surface

Asphalt/concrete
33112 Kg

Runway Condition

Good


Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

Yes

Refueling Capacity

Yes*

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes, CAT 3

1 firetruck

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes, apron

91 m x 91 m

Navigation Aids

Yes, VFR

Perimeter Fencing

Yes / No

Windsock

Yes

 


* Only Jet-A1 is available, provided by National Energy Puma Aviation Service.

Fuel Services Charges


Only Jet-A1 is available, provided by National Energy Puma Aviation Service.

Passenger Services

Payable by the passenger:

  • USD 10 for each international departing passenger at international airports.
  • MMK 1000 for each domestic departing passenger at national airports.

Flight Schedules

Airline

Destinations

Schedules

Remark

MNA (Myanmar National Airlines)

Yangon

Daily

2 flight per day

Man Aung

Wednesday


Ann, Magwe

Mon & Friday

2 times per week

Thandwe, Yangon

Daily


Kyauk Phyu, Thandwe, Yangon

Wednesday & Sunday

2 times per week

Golden Myanmar

Yangon

Daily

2 flight per day

 Thandwe

Tuesday & Wednesday


Air KBZ

Yangon

Daily

2 flight in Sunday

Mann Yadarnarpon

Yangon

Daily


Air Thanlwin

Yangon

Daily


Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs)

N/A


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