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Airport Overview

Bhamo (Banmaw) is a city in the Kachin State in northern Myanmar. Bhamo Airport was built as a Japanese Air Force base in 1942 and was attacked numerous times by Allied forces before being seized in May 1945. Bhamo Airport is in the north east of the country, close to the Chinese border, south of Myitkyina. It is currently operational for civilian use. During the assessment, only one airline company, Myanmar Airways, flies four times per week from Yangon to Bhamo Airport. The flight is scheduled every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday round trip from Yangon to Bhamo via Mandalay and Myitkyina.

Currently the Embraer 190 is the maximum airplane size that can land in Bhamo. Myanmar Airways operates basic cargo handling for passengers’ luggage. There are no special cargo handling equipment available, only five cargo trolleys. Max weight runway 3000 pounds. The airport has a basic CCTV security system in place. A walkthrough metal detector, an X-ray machine for hand-luggage and a Handheld metal detector.

Given the conditions and extremely limited services available at Bhamo Airport, Myitkyina Airport (20 minutes flight time away from Bhamo) is more suitable for humanitarian operations.


Airport Location and Contact

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Kachine

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Bhamo

Airport’s Complete Name

Bhamo Airport

Latitude

24.269033

Longitude

97.246153

Elevation (ft and m)

378 ft (115 m)

IATA Code

BMO

ICAO Code

VYBM

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

n/a

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

No


Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2286 m x 30.48 m

Runway Orientation

030 / 151

Runway Surface

Bituminous tar or asphalt, mixed in place.

Runway Condition

Good


Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

Yes

Refueling Capacity

Yes, MPPE JetA1, drum, hand pump

Ground Handling Services

Yes, manual baggage trolleys only

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes, 6 units of 50 kg chemical dry powder,

2 kg foam, and fire engine.

Weather Information

Yes, AWS

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes, 200 x 300 feet

Navigation Aids

Yes, NDB

Perimeter Fencing

Yes, inner fencing

Windsock

Yes

 


Fuel Services Charges

Currently there is no fuel storage capacity and fuel refilling services at Bhamo Airport. Planes refuel at either Mandalay or Myitkyina Airports where the flights normally transit for a short time. There is no direct flight from Yangon to Bhamo.

Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs)

N/A

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