Colombo Bandaranayake Airport

Bandaranaike Airport


The Bandaranaike Airport which is also known as Katunayake International Airport, Negombo International Airport and Colombo International Airport is a major airport in Colombo, located in Katunayake which is around 35 km north of Colombo. Managed by the Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka, the airport serves as hub for SriLankan airlines and Mihin Lanka, both of which are the national airline carriers of Sri Lanka. This airport has been operational since 1944 when it served as airfield for Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The airport has seen numerous expansions and modernisations. Currently, a new section of the terminal is being constructed and it will be opened by the end of 2015. In the year 2013, the airport recorded passenger movements of 73, 28,798 and 52,194 aircraft movements.

At present, there are 3 passenger terminals and 1 cargo terminal at the Colombo airport. Terminal 1 opened in the year 1967 and it is the biggest terminal with 12 gates and handles mainly international passengers. Terminal 2 is also dedicated to international flights to Colombo but is presently under expansion and will open in 2016.The 2nd terminal will be the newest and most modern among all the terminals with 8 gates and vertically separated arrival and departure sections. The 3rd terminal at the Bandaranaike airport serves domestic passengers and has separate arriving as well as departing halls. Terminal 3 was opened in the year 2012. Passengers at the airport can expect services like duty free shopping and numerous options of dining facilities on both the arrival and departing terminals.

The Bandaranaike Airport has a single runway with an asphalt surface and the take-off and landing distances are 3,441 m and 3,350 m respectively. Facilities like cab on hire service and airport taxis services are available at the airport. The Bandaranaike Airport is well linked to the city by luxury buses, airport express rails and sea plane. At present, the second phase of airport expansion in underway and is being carried out with the assistance of the Japanese. 

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Colombo Bandaranayake Airport


Tel:+94 (0)11 2252861

 Location Details

Longitude:79° 53' 4'' E
Latitude:7° 10' 30'' N

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