Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Dec 12, 2016

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest airport of Bangladesh. It operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. It is also utilized by the Bangladesh Air Force. This airport is located in Kurmitola in northern area of Dhaka city. It had begun its operations in 1980. This airport is the center of all Bangladeshi airlines, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Regent Airways, Novoair, United Airways and US-Bangla Airlines.

The airport has an area of one thousand nine hundred and eighty one acres. This airport has an ability of handling fifteen million passengers and 2.48 million tons of cargo.  The average aircraft movement per day is around one hundred and ninety flights.

The airport has been associated and improved with technology and appliances. The British government built a landing strip at Kurmitola during the Second World War in 1941. After the formation of Pakistan Tejgaon Airport had became the first civil airport in 1947. After formation of Bangladesh this airport was began operations in 1980.

The airport consists of three major terminals. T1 and T2 are for international flights. The third terminal is for domestic flights. The ground floor of T1 and T2 is used as the entrances hall and the higher floor serves as the exits hall. The arrivals hall and the departures hall are on same floor in the one storey household terminal. A VIP terminal is built simply about two hundred meters from the main gate and is only used if necessary. A third international terminal is planned for structure.

The airport is situated in Kurmitola. It can be contacted by the eight-lane Airport Road. There is a railway station right away opposed to the airport. It is named Airport Railway Station. The nearby hotel of the airport is the Le Meridien Hotel, Dhaka Regency Hotel and Western hotel. It will take one hour to reach from Dhaka city.

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