The Shah Amanat International Airport is the second largest international airport in Bangladesh after Hazrat Shah Jalal International airport. This airport is located in the port city of Chittagong, officially known as Chottogram. Today I am going to write about the Shah Amanat International Airport. If you are also looking for detailed information about this airport, you should read this article attentively.
Shah Amanat International Airport Detailed Information
In Bangladesh, there are many domestic and international airports. You know Hazrat ShahJalal International airport in the largest international airport in Bangladesh. And then the Shah Amanat International Airport is the second largest international airport in Bangladesh. This airport was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport. This airport operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). This airport IATA code is “CGP,” and the ICAO code is “VGEG.”
History of Shah Amanat International Airport
During the Second World War in 1940, the British government was built Chattogram airfield. And this airfield was used as a combat airfield by the United States Army and Air Force during the Burma Campaign 1944-1945. Firstly this airport is used for connecting Dhaka and Chittagong. But in the mid-1990s, Biman started international flights to Bangkok, Dubai, and all other major Gulf cities, and it officially became an international airport. After the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1972, this airport completely became a Bangladeshi airport.
Shah Amanat International Airport Location
Shah Amanat International Airport resides in Patenga, southwest of Chattogram city, 20 KM west of the city’s main commercial hub. Near the airport, there are a few hostels and restaurants. But most of the hostels and restaurants are available in the city.
Airlines Operator And Destinations
There are some international and domestic airline operated their service from the Shah Amanat International Airport. I have added all the airline names and their destination in the below table. All of the following airlines are passenger airlines. Take a look.
|Air Arabia||Abu Dhabi, Sharjah|
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines||Abu Dhabi, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai–International, Jeddah, Kolkata, Medina, Muscat|
|Regent Airways||Dhaka, Doha, Kolkata, Muscat|
|US-Bangla Airlines||Chennai, Dhaka, Doha, Kolkata, Muscat|
From the Shah Amanat Internation Airport, some cargo airlines operated their cargo service. The airlines are Etihad Cargo, SkyAir, Bismillah Airlines, Easy Fly Express, Hello Airlines. These airlines have different destinations.
|Etihad Cargo||Abu Dhabi, Hanoi|
|SkyAir||Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar|
|Bismillah Airlines||Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar|
|Easy Fly Express||Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar|
Shah Amanat International Airport Terminals
This airport has 220,000 square feet long terminals that are divided into two parts; International and Domestic. There is a boarding bridge between each terminal. Due to the higher number of passengers, the terminal’s international part is larger than the domestic one. The terminal building is divided into two floors. The upper floor of this building is used for boarding or getting off large planes only, and the ground floor is used for checking in, boarding or getting off small planes, and receiving luggage. The airport also has a 29,063 square feet long cargo terminal.
For your queries, you can contact the authority of Shah Amanat international airport. For your convenience, the airport contact details are given below. Have a look.
- Airport Manager
- Shah Amanat International Airport, Chattogram.
- Phone Number: +880 2 41350100 (Off)
- Fax : +880 2 41350101
- E-mail Address: [email protected]
- AFTN: VGEGYDYX
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