Airport Overview

The airport is located 4.5km southeast of Nyaung-U town in the Mandalay Region. It is the primary air gateway to the ancient sites of Bagan and surrounding areas. The airport is mainly used for tourism and normally no cargo is handled at this airport. There are 7 domestic airlines that fly to Nyaung Oo from/to Yangon, Mandalay, Heho and Thandwe: (Myanmar National Airline, Air KBZ, MANN Yadanarpon Airlines, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Air Thanlwin, Asian Wings Airways, Myanmar Airways International). Condition of the runway is good.

There are no international airlines since this is a regional airport. There are 6 to 7 daily regular flights during the low tourist season and up to about 20 daily flights during the peak tourist season. There is no helipad. The airport area is divided into civilian operations as well as for military purpose under the control of Middle regional command. The largest plane that can be handled are medium-sized 100-seat planes such as EMB-190 / B-717. There is no storage facility at the airport complex, however, there are some potential storage facilities in nearby town of Nyaung-U and Pakokku (Please refer to 2.6 Myanmar Storage Assessment.)

After Bagan’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site, direct international flights to Nyaung-U Airport were proposed by International Airlines but the request was rejected by Ministry of Transport and Communication since Nyaung Oo airport is closely located to Bagan archaeological zone and it is not intended to handle international flights. Department of Civil Aviation is carrying out renovation work on airport terminal to enable it to handle more passengers and working on a parallel plan to upgrade the nearby Pakokku Airport, given the available ground space for expansion.


Airport Location and Contact

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Mandalay Region

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Pakokku, 31km

Airport’s Complete Name

Bagan Airport

Latitude

21.174936

Longitude

94.928497

Elevation (ft and m)

95 m / 312 ft

IATA Code

NYU

ICAO Code

VYBG

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

Phone: +95-61-60941.
Mr. U. Htin Linn (Airport Manager) Phone: +95-9-401559049
Mr. U. Tin Moe (Senior Airport Clerk) Phone: +95-9-259414181

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

Yes, WFP



Bagan-Nyaung-U Airport Overview

Bagan-Nyaung-U Airport Terminal

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2591 m x 30 m

Runway Orientation

18 / 36

Runway Surface

Asphalt/concrete
68,039 Kg

Runway Condition

Good

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

Yes

Refueling Capacity

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes, manual luggage trolleys
only

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes, CAT 4

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes, apron

Navigation Aids

Yes, NDB, DVOR/DME

Perimeter Fencing

Yes

Windsock

Yes

 


Fuel Services Charges

N/A. In case of emergency Jet-A1 fuel can be provided by the military, who have a base nearby and who can bring a bowser truck.

Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs)

N/A