Dhaka airport

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shahjalal International Airport
হযরত শাহ্‌জালাল আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর
Zia International Aiport (now Shahjalal International Airport) (03) .jpg

23 ° 50 '36 "  N , 90 ° 23' 52"  E Coordinates: 23 ° 50 '36 "  N , 90 ° 23' 52"  E

Height above MSL 9 m (30  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 20 km north of Dhaka
Basic data
opening 1981
operator Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Passengers 4.6 million
Air freight 105,000 t
Start-and runway
14/32 3200 m × 46 m asphalt / concrete / betumen

i1 i3

i7 i10 i12 i14

The Dhaka airport (engl. Shahjalal International Airport , Bengali হযরত শাহ্জালাল আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর , IATA DAC ; ICAO code VGHS ) is an international airport in Bangladesh and the largest in the country. It is located in Uttara , 20 km north of the capital Dhaka .

About 52% of all flights in the country take place here. Most recently, 3.8 million passengers on international flights were handled (0.8 million on domestic flights). The last cargo handling was 105,000 tons.


The commercial airport was opened in 1981 and named after the former President Ziaur Rahman Zia International Airport . In 2010 the name was changed to Shahjalal International Airport (after the Islamic Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Jalal ad-Din al-Mujarrad ). Shahjalal International is the aviation hub of the companies Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the now insolvent GMG Airlines .

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (D-ALCI) of Lufthansa Cargo on landing at Dhaka Airport

In July 2016, due to security concerns at Dhaka airport , the German government classified cargo flights from Dhaka as high-risk deliveries and these require separate control at Dhaka airport. Lufthansa Cargo is the only company that flies directly from Dhaka to Germany to be affected. Freight flights to Australia and the UK are completely banned.


  • On August 4, 1984, a Fokker F-27 of the Biman airline from Chittagong crashed into a swamp near Dhaka airport. All 45 passengers and four crew members died. The pilot was Kaniz Fatema Roksana, the first woman with a pilot license in Bangladeshi civil aviation history.

See also

Web links

Commons : Dhaka Airport  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ZIA made Shahjalal International Airport. The Daily Star, February 16, 2010, accessed January 18, 2016 .
  2. Germany imposes conditions on cargo flights from Bangladesh , accessed on July 2, 2016
  3. Around the world; 49 The Bangladesh As Plane Plunges. In: The New York Times . August 6, 1984, accessed January 6, 2015 .