Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGHS), formerly Zia International Airport and Dacca International Airport, is the largest airport in Bangladesh. It is located in the capital Dhaka and started operations in 1980, taking over as the country's sole international airport from Tejgaon Airport. It is the home base and hub of all Bangladeshi airlines, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, Regent Airways & Novo Air.
The airport has an area of 1,981 acres (802 ha). About 66% of the country's international and domestic arrivals and departures occur through this airport, while the country's second largest airport, Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, accounts for nearly 21% of passengers. Approximately 4 million international and 2 million domestic passengers and 150,000 tons of freight and mail pass through the airport annually. The airport has a capacity of 8 million passengers per year and is predicted by the CAAB to be enough until 2026. Currently 26 passenger airlines operate in the airport, connecting 19 countries, and 34 cities both domestic and international. 7 freight and cargo airlines operate flights to the airport. Average traffic activity in the airport per day is 190.
State-airline Biman Bangladesh Airlines flies internationally from the airport to 20 cities in Europe and Asia.