Thandwe Airport

Thandwe Airport (IATA: SNW, ICAO: VYTD) is an airport serving Thandwe, a town in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. The IATA code is based on the town's name during British colonial rule, Sandoway.

Thandwe Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesThandwe, Myanmar
Elevation AMSL47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates18°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 Myanmar
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,600 5,502 Bitumen
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Air KBZ Heho, Sittwe, Yangon
Golden Myanmar Airlines Sittwe, Yangon
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Sittwe, Yangon
Myanmar National Airlines Kyaukpyu, Mandalay, Pathein, Yangon
Yangon Airways Yangon

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) 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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