Kawthaung Airport

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Kawthaung Airport
ကော့သောင် လေဆိပ်
Airport type Public
Serves Kawthaung
Location Kawthaung, Burma
Elevation AMSL 55 m / 180 ft
Coordinates 10°02′57.33″N 098°32′16.82″E / 10.0492583°N 98.5380056°E / 10.0492583; 98.5380056
KAW is located in Myanmar
Location of airport in Burma
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,829 6,000 Asphalt

Kawthaung Airport (Burmese: ကော့သောင် လေဆိပ်; (IATA: KAW, ICAO: VYKT)) is an airport in Kawthaung, Burma. The airport has a very small terminal with no gates. The airport has an 1800 x 50 meter runway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Route
APEX Airlines Myeik, Yangon Domestic
Myanmar National Airlines Dawei, Myeik, Yangon Domestic
Air KBZ Yangon via Dawei Domestic

Incidents and occurrences[edit]

The airport has suffered eleven accidents. Two airplanes were Chinese-made MA60s. and the other nine were Fokker 27s and 28s. The last incident on the ASN Aviation Safety Database[1] was on 10 June 2013.

On 10 June 2013 a Xian MA60 passenger plane, Myanma Airways Flight 309,[2] registered XY-AIP, sustained damage in a runway excursion accident at Kawthaung Airport (KAW), Myanmar. There were 64 persons on board, no one was injured. The Myanma Airways airplane operated on a domestic flight from Yangon to Mawlamyine and Kawthaung. Departing Mawlamyine at 11:10 hours local time, the flight was uneventful until the approach for landing. The aircraft was configured with landing gear when the “hydraulic pressure low”(LEFPL) warning light illuminated. After landing, the pilot started using manual braking and selected the nose gear to taxi mode. The airplane veered left and went off the runway, running into fence pillars, turning the aircraft 90 degrees to the left. The aircraft came to rest upon striking a tree with the left hand wing, 150 feet from the side of the runway.


  1. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > ASN Aviation Safety Database results". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Stacey, Daniel; Wong, Chun Han (21 March 2016). "A Tarnished Turboprop Clouds China's Aviation Dream". Wsj.com. Retrieved 16 November 2017.