Thandwe Airport

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Thandwe Airport


SNW is located in Myanmar
Location of airport in Burma
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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,677 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 Route
Air Bagan Sittwe, Yangon Domestic
Myanmar National Airlines Bassein, Kyaukpyu, 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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