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About Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)
|Address:||Airport Road, Sector 1, Kurmitola, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh|
|Arrivals:||Dhaka / Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) Arrivals|
|Departures:||Dhaka / Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) Departures|
Wind: 3.6 k/h
Pressure: 998 hpa
|Map:||Click to view airport map|
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Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (Bengali: হযরত শাহ্জালাল আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর Hôzrôt Shahjalal Antôrjatik Bimanbôndôr) (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGHS (old: VGZR)), formerly known as Dacca International Airport and Zia 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 as a part of BAF Bangabandhu Base. Located in Kurmitola in northern Dhaka, it started operations in 1980, taking over as the country’s capital international airport from Tejgaon Airport. The airport is the hub of most of the private airlines in Bangladesh, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 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 18.5 million passengers annually, and is predicted by the CAAB to be enough until 2026. In 2014, it handled 9.1 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.
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What are the closest Airports to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)?
Here are the 10 closest airports to .
- Tejgaon Airport (Dhaka, Bangladesh - 5 miles)
- Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (Agartala, India - 53 miles)
- Barisal Airport (Barisal, Bangladesh - 72 miles)
- Ishurdi Airport (Ishurdi, Bangladesh - 88 miles)
- Jessore Airport (Jessore, Bangladesh - 91 miles)
- Kailashahar Airport (Kailashahar, India - 106 miles)
- Shah Mokhdum Airport (Rajshahi, Bangladesh - 119 miles)
- Osmany International Airport (Sylhet Osmani, Bangladesh - 120 miles)
- Lengpui Airport (Aizwal, India - 140 miles)