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Airport Overview

Thandwe, formerly known as Sandoway, is the largest city in the area and the main gateway to Ngapali Beach. Thandwe Airport has undergone several upgrades in the past. A 500 foot runway extension work at the north portion was completed and the available length (6000 x100  feet) has been operational since August 2010. Another 2000 feet was extended and completed in May 2011 to bring it to 8000 feet. The government planned to expand the runway further to allow international flights and larger commercial planes to land. Currently, it is only able to service ATR 72/500. There are 54 flights on 4 different routes from Thandwe Airport. The most popular routes connect Thandwe to Yangon, Sittwe, Mandalay, and Kyauk Phyu. Better flight connections to international markets is expected to benefit the fisheries industry in the area as the current export practice requires frozen sea products to be shipped to international markets via Yangon.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Rakhine/ Thandwe

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Thandwe (9.3 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Thandwe Airport

Latitude

18.454325

Longitude

94.299256

Elevation (ft and m)

18 ft (5.49 m)

IATA Code

SNW

ICAO Code

VYTD

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

U Mann Zaw

Airport Manager, DCA

Phone: +95-9-250183072.

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

No


Thandwe Airport runway

Thandwe Airport Terminal

Map of the 3 airports in Rakhine.

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2591 m x 30 m

Runway Orientation

02 / 20

Runway Surface

Bitumen

Strength: 33,112 kg

Runway Condition

Good


Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

Yes

Refueling Capacity

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes, manual baggage trolleys

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes, CAT 3

1 firetruck

Weather Information

Yes, manual only

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes, apron 350 x 420 feet

Navigation Aids

Yes, DVOR

Perimeter Fencing

Yes

Windsock

Yes

 


Fuel Services Charges

Not available. Airplanes must refuel at Yangon or Sittwe Airport prior to transiting at this airport.

Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs)

N/A



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