Thandwe Airport

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Thandwe Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Thandwe, Myanmar
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 18°27′38″N 094°18′00″E / 18.46056°N 94.30000°E / 18.46056; 94.30000
SNW is located in Myanmar
Location of airport in Burma
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,600 5,502 Bitumen
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Thandwe Airport (IATA: SNWICAO: VYTD) is an airport serving Thandwe, a town in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Type
Air KBZ Sittwe, Yangon Domestic
Golden Myanmar Airlines Sittwe, Yangon Domestic
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Sittwe, Yangon Domestic
Myanmar National Airlines Bassein, Kyaukpyu, Mandalay, Yangon Domestic
Yangon Airways Yangon Domestic

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 16 August 1972, a Douglas C-47B, registration XY-ACM of Burma Airways crashed shortly after take-off on a scheduled passenger flight. Twenty-eight people on board were killed and only 3 survived.[3]
  • On 17 February 2012, Air KBZ ATR-72-500, XY-AIT overran the runway at Thandwe Airport but no injuries reported.[4]


  1. ^ Airport information for VYTD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for SNW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "XY-ACM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Hradecky, Simon (3 March 2012). "Accident: Air KBZ AT72 at Thandwe on Feb 17th 2012, runway excursion, gear collapse". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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