Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is the largest international airport in Bangladesh.
It is located in Kurmitola, 17 kilometres from the city centre, in the northern part of the capital city Dhaka.
The airport is also used as a part of Bangladesh Air Force Base.
The airport has an area of 802 hectares.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) operates and maintains the airport.
It started operations in 1980, taking over from Tejgaon Airport as the principal international airport of the country.
The airport was formerly known as Dacca International Airport and later as Zia International Airport, before being named in honour of Shah Jalal, who is one of the most respected Sufi saints of Bangladesh.
The IATA code of the airport "DAC" is derived from "Dacca", which is the previously used spelling for "Dhaka".Read more on Wikipedia →