Shah Amanat International Airport

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Shah Amanat International Airport (IATA: CGP, ICAO: VGEG) (শাহ আমানত আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর), named after an Islamic saint, is an international airport serving Bangladesh’s southeastern port city of Chittagong and the Bangladesh Air Force. It is Bangladesh’s second largest airport. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the government of Bangladesh.The airport handles about 21% of Bangladesh’s air traffic, almost 66% of it is handled by Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, nearly 4% by Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and the remaining 9% by Bangladesh’s 5 domestic airports.

The airport is located in the Patenga area of the city, 20 kilometers (13 mi; 11 NM) west from the city’s main commercial hub, GEC Circle and 18.5 km south of the city’s railway station on the north bank of the Karnaphuli River. There are no hotels or restaurants near the airport, however numerous hotels and restaurants are available in the city.

The airport has one terminal building divided into two parts: International and Domestic with a boarding bridge in each. The International part of the terminal is larger than the Domestic one due to higher number of passengers. The building is also divided into two floors: The lower floor is used for checking in, boarding or getting off small planes and receiving luggage while the upper floor is used for boarding or getting off large planes only.

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