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Bhamo Airport
(Banmaw Airport)
IATA: BMO – ICAO: VYBM

Bhamo (Banmaw)
Location of airport in Burma
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Bhamo (Banmaw), Myanmar (Burma)
Elevation AMSL 370 ft / 113 m
Coordinates 24°16′15″N 097°14′49″E / 24.27083°N 97.24694°E / 24.27083; 97.24694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,677 5,502 Bitumen
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bhamo airport burma

Bhamo Airport (IATA: BMO, ICAO: VYBM) is an airport serving Bhamo (Banmaw), a city in the Kachin State in northern Myanmar (Burma). It is also known as Banmaw Airport.

History

Built as a Japanese Air Force base in 1942, the airport was attacked numerous times by Allied forces before being seized in May 1945. It was repaired by the 1891st Engineer Aviation Battalion then was used as a combat resupply and casualty evacuation airfield by Tenth Air Force, which moved elements of the 1st Combat Cargo Group to the field. It was also used as a communications relay station as well as a base for forward air controllers (51st Fighter Control Squadron). It was closed at the end of September 1945.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 370 feet (113 m) above mean sea level. It has 1 runway designated 15/33 with a bituminous surface measuring 1,677 by 31 metres (5,502 × 102 ft).

Airlines and destinations

  • Myanma Airways (Mandalay)


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General Info
Country Burma
ICAO ID VYBM
Time UTC+6:30
Latitude 24.269033
24° 16' 08.52" N
Longitude 97.246153
097° 14' 46.15" E
Elevation 370 feet
113 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° W (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
TWR 118.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15/33 5502 x 102 feet
1677 x 31 meters
BITUMINOUS, TAR OR ASPHALT MIXED IN PLACE, OILED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB BM BANMAW - 320 At Field -


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG Avbl O/R.
MISC Ldg fees.
OPR HOURS Opr HO.



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