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

Heho Airport

ဟဲဟိုးလေဆိပ်
Airport, Heho, Myanmar.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesHeho, Myanmar
Elevation AMSL3,858 ft / 1,176 m
Coordinates20°44′49″N 096°47′31″E / 20.74694°N 96.79194°E / 20.74694; 96.79194
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HEH is located in Myanmar
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Location of airport in Myanmar
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,500 2,591 Asphalt
Sources: [1][2]

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HistoryEdit

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.

FacilitiesEdit

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 destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinationsRoute
Air KBZ Mandalay, Thandwe, Yangon Domestic
Asian Wings Airways Mandalay, Yangon Domestic
Mann Yatanarpon Airlines Kengtung, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Nyaung U, Tachilek, Thandwe, Yangon Domestic
Myanmar National Airlines Kengtung, Lashio, Mong Hsat, Nyaung U, Tachilek, Yangon Domestic
Yangon Airways Mandalay, Yangon Domestic

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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.[3]
  • On 21 June 1987, a Myanmar Airways Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 crashed into a mountain soon after take-off from Heho Airport, killing all 45 people on board.[4]

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