Mawlamyaing Airport is a public-use airport that serves Maulmyine in Burma (Myanmar), four miles east of the city. The airport resides at 16 metres or 52 feet above mean sea level and can be found on the map using the coordinates 16°26′41.09″N, 97°39′38.41″E (16.444748 latitude, 97.66067 longitude). With its 04/22 asphalt-surfaced 1,603-metre long runway and limited navigational aids, Mawlamyaing Airport caters for turbo-prop size aircraft and can only be operated in good weather conditions.
The city of Mawlamyaing or Maulmyine is the fourth largest city in Burma, located 300 kilometres southeast of the Yangon and 70 kilometres south of Thaton. The city serves as the main trading centre and seaport in south-eastern Burma. As the main gateway to south-eastern Burma, Maulmyine is home to Thanlwin Bridge, the longest road and rail bridge in the country, which stretches 11,000 feet over then Thanlwin River connecting the south-eastern region of Burma with Yangon.
Where to go
Mawlamyaing Airport in Maulmyine handles flights to destinations within Burma including Dawei, Myeik, and Yangon. The former capital of Burma (Myanmar), Yangon or Rangoon is the country’s largest city and is the most significant commercial hub. A notable feature of this city is its numerous colonial buildings; in fact, Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Another attraction in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda, home to the largest and best maintained parks in the city. Within this area is the Kandawgyi Lake southeast of the gilded stupa. It is the most popular recreational area in Yangon. Surrounding the lake is the Kandawgyi Nature Park. Also located within the pagoda are the Yangon Zoological Gardens, with a zoo, an aquarium, and an amusement park; the People’s Square and People’s Park; and the Lake Park. In the outskirts of the city are Hlawga National Park and Allied War Memorial, which are known day-trip destinations in Burma.
Mawlamyaing Airport also operates domestic flights; therefore there are no available short haul international flights from here. It is best for travellers to book international flights out of Yangon International Airport, the main international airport of Burma. From here, the busiest short haul flights are to Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei, Kunming, Guangzhou, and Gaya.
Mawlamyaing Airport also does not operate to long haul destinations. It is recommended to get to Burma’s main international airport, Yangon International Airport, and from there reach long haul international destinations such as Tokyo, Doha, and Frankfurt.
How to get out
Mawlamyaing Airport in Maulmyine, Burma (Myanmar) is served by a single airline, Myanma Airways, which operates domestic flights to Dawei, Myeik, and Yangon. Land travel also makes it possible to leave Maulmyine to go to nearby destinations. Yangon is accessible from Maulmyine by bus and train, while Dawei, Ye, and Hpa-an are also accessible by bus. Mae Sot along the Thai border is also accessible by road from Maulmyine.
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