Myanmar

Risk Level: Three - Caution

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Only one international airspace warning exists, that of Germany, cautioning against flights below FL160 due to a potential risk from military ops, surface-to-air fire and anti-aviation weaponry.

The security situation in Myanmar has deteriorated since the military coup in Feb 2021. There is significant conflict and violence across many parts of the country, involving air strikes and armed clashes. In urban areas, there have been shootings and targeted explosions, although normal city life has resumed in large parts of Yangon.

Major events:
Sep 2022: A Myanmar National Airlines passenger was reportedly shot in the face as bullets passed through the fuselage of the ATR 72 aircraft on approach to VYLK/Loikaw.
Feb 2021: Military coup ousted the government. ATC strike at the end of Feb resulted in no ATC service provided to overflights (read more on that here). Since then, there have been increasing strikes and mass protests by opposition activists, as well as clashes with militia and airstrikes on areas where militia are known to be active.

Read: OPSGROUP Article - Myanmar, Nov 2022

Current warnings list :

Source Reference Issued Valid to
Germany Notam EDWW B1361/22 23 Nov 2022 22 Feb 2023
Source: Germany
Issued: 23-Nov-22, valid until: 22 Feb 2023
Plain English: Caution against flights below FL160 due to a potential risk from military ops, surface-to-air fire and anti-aviation weaponry.
HAZARDOUS SITUATION IN MYANMAR CIVIL GERMAN AIR OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE POTENTIAL RISK INTO ACCOUNT IN THEIR RISK ASSESSMENT AND ROUTING DECISIONS WITHIN FIR YANGON (YYYF) BELOW FL160. POTENTIAL RISK FROM MILITARY OPERATIONS, SURFACE-TO-AIR FIRE AND ANTI-AVIATION WEAPONRY. 23 NOV 09:07 2022 UNTIL 21 FEB 23:59 2023. CREATED: 23 NOV 09:08 2022