Heho Airport

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Heho Airport
ဟဲဟိုးလေဆိပ်
Airport, Heho, Myanmar.jpg

IATA: HEHICAO: VYHH

HEH is located in Burma
HEH
HEH
Location of airport in Burma
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Heho, Myanmar (Burma)
Elevation AMSL 3,858 ft / 1,176 m
Coordinates 20°44′49″N 096°47′31″E / 20.74694°N 96.79194°E / 20.74694; 96.79194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,500 2,591 Asphalt
Sources: [1][2]

Heho Airport (Burmese: ဟဲဟိုးလေဆိပ်; (IATA: HEHICAO: VYHH) is an airport serving Heho,[1] a town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Burma. It is the main airport serving Inle Lake, one of the top tourist destinations of Burma.

History[edit]

The airport served as an airbase both for the Allies and the Japanese during World War II. The airbase was heavily bombed by the Allies. Evidence of aircraft bunker revetments and bomb craters can still be seen on the southern end of the airfield, especially noticeable from the air.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 3,858 feet (1,176 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 8,500 by 100 feet (2,591 m × 30 m).[1] The original airport had a runway length of 5500 feet. It was recently expanded to accommodate jet aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon
Air KBZ Mandalay, Yangon
Air Mandalay Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon
Asian Wings Airways Mandalay, Yangon
Mann Yatanarpon Airlines Mandalay, Yangon, Bagan, Thandwe, Kengtung, Tachilek, Myitkyina
Myanma Airways Kengtung, Lashio, Mong Hsat, Nyaung U, Tachilek, Yangon
Yangon Airways Mandalay, Yangon

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 25 December 2012, Air Bagan Flight 11, crashed short of the runway at Heho Airport. One passenger on board the aircraft plus one person on the ground were killed in the accident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for VYHH from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for HEH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

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