Shahjalal International Airport (formerly Zia Int.Airport), Dhaka - NCL Tours
  • Duration (nights):
    7
    • Adults:
      16+ years
    • Teenagers:
      12-15 years
    • Children:
      2-11 years
    • Infants:
      0-23 months

Welcome to Shahjalal International Airport (formerly Zia Int.Airport)

Shahjalal International Airport (formerly Zia Int.Airport)

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest airport in Bangladesh. Operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh, it is also used by the Bangladesh Air Force. Located in Kurmitola in northern Dhaka, it started operations in 1980, taking over as the country's sole international airport from Tejgaon Airport. It is the hub of all Bangladeshi airlines, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, Regent Airways, Novoair and US-Bangla Airlines. The airport's IATA code – "DAC" is derived from "Dacca", the previously used spelling for "Dhaka".

The airport has an area of 1,981 acres (802 ha). The airport has a capacity of handling 15 million passengers annually, and is predicted by the CAAB to be enough until 2026. In 2014, it handled 6.1 million passengers, and 248,000 tonnes of cargo. Average aircraft movement per day is around 190 flights.

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the ground handling provider of the airport.Biman flies from the airport internationally to 17 cities in Europe and Asia.

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