Cox's Bazar Airport

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Cox's Bazar Airport
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IATA: CXBICAO: VGCB

CXB is located in Bangladesh
CXB
CXB
Location of airport in Bangladesh
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Serves Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 21°27′07″N 091°57′50″E / 21.45194°N 91.96389°E / 21.45194; 91.96389Coordinates: 21°27′07″N 091°57′50″E / 21.45194°N 91.96389°E / 21.45194; 91.96389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,790 2,070 Asphalt

Cox's Bazar Airport (IATA: CXBICAO: VGCB) is a domestic airport in the resort town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The airport serves mostly local tourists and foreign tourists.

Upgrade[edit]

The airport is in process of being upgraded to an international airport, in order to attract more tourists,[1][2] which will make it the fourth international airport in Bangladesh.[3]

The two phases of upgrading, will make the airport able to provide better facilities for parking, landing and take-off for wide-body aircraft. The whole project is a BDT 6 billion project.[4]

The airport's runway will be expanded from 6790 feet to 9000 feet, and widened from 150 feet to 200 feet. The runway's load capability will be strengthened for wide-body operation, while the runway lighting will also get an upgrade. Equipments such as instrument landing system, distance measuring equipment, AMeDAS and VOR will be installed.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Novoair Dhaka
Regent Airways Dhaka
US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 20 July 2014 the nose gear of an ATR 72-200 of United Airways collapsed after safely landing in the airport, en-route from Dhaka.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Cox's Bazar airport to be made international one'". The Daily Star. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cox's Bazar airport to be upgraded: Minister". The Daily Star. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Expansion work of Cox's Bazar airport to start this year: Minister". The Financial Express. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Steps taken to upgrade Cox's Bazar Airport". The News Today. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "$200m Chinese loan for Cox's Bazar Airport dev". The Financial Express. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Accident: United Airways AT72 at Coxs Bazar on Jul 20th 2014, nose gear collapse". The Aviation Herald. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cox's Bazar Airport at Wikimedia Commons