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
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
Airport’s Complete Name
Elevation (ft and m)
95 m / 312 ft
Managing Company or Airport Authority
Department of Civil Aviation
Management Contact Person
NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?
Bagan-Nyaung-U Airport Overview
Bagan-Nyaung-U Airport Terminal
2591 m x 30 m
18 / 36
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening
Ground Handling Services
Yes, manual luggage trolleys
Air Traffic Control
Fire Fighting Equipment
Yes, CAT 4
Aircraft Parking Space
Yes, NDB, DVOR/DME
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.