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Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport  (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGHS), formerly Zia International Airport and Dacca International Airport, is the largest airport in Bangladesh. It is located in the capital Dhaka and started operations in 1980, taking over as the country's sole international airport from Tejgaon Airport. It is the home base and hub of all Bangladeshi airlines, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, Regent Airways & Novo Air.

The airport has an area of 1,981 acres (802 ha). About 66% of the country's international and domestic arrivals and departures occur through this airport, while the country's second largest airport, Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, accounts for nearly 21% of passengers. Approximately 4 million international and 2 million domestic passengers and 150,000 tons of freight and mail pass through the airport annually. The airport has a capacity of 8 million passengers per year and is predicted by the CAAB to be enough until 2026. Currently 26 passenger airlines operate in the airport, connecting 19 countries, and 34 cities both domestic and international. 7 freight and cargo airlines operate flights to the airport. Average traffic activity in the airport per day is 190.

State-airline Biman Bangladesh Airlines flies internationally from the airport to 20 cities in Europe and Asia.

 

Shah Amanat International Airport (IATA: CGP, ICAO: VGEG) is an international airport serving Bangladesh's southeastern port city of Chittagong and the Bangladesh Air Force. It is Bangladesh's second largest airport. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the government of Bangladesh. The airport handles about 21% of Bangladesh's air traffic, almost 66% of it is handled by Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, nearly 4% by Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and the remaining 9% by Bangladesh's 5 domestic airports.

Shah Amanat International Airport is known by several other names. They include Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport, Patenga Airport, SAIA.

 

MAG Osmani International Airport (IATA: ZYL, ICAO: VGSY) is an international airport located 5 miles north-east of Sylhet in Bangladesh. The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and is served by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national airline which at one point earned most of its revenue from this airport, The airport handles only 4% of air traffic in Bangladesh. United Airways and Regent Airways also use the airport. Most of the flights in the airport are domestic. The lack of international flights in the airport has frustrated expatriates and people living in the Sylhet Division.

The vast majority of passengers using the airport are expatriate Bangladeshis and their descendants from the Sylhet Division living in the United Kingdom.

Only the state airline Biman Bangladesh operates international flights—to London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai; and seasonal flights to Jeddah during the Hajj.

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