Cox's Bazar Airport
|Cox's Bazar Airport|
|IATA: CXB – ICAO: VGCB
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh|
|Elevation AMSL||12 ft / 4 m|
Cox's Bazar Airport (IATA: CXB, ICAO: VGCB) is a domestic airport in the resort town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The airport serves mostly local tourists and foreign tourists. The airport is in process of being upgraded to an international airport, in order to attract more tourists.
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.
Airlines and destinations
Incidents and accidents
- On 17 February 2011 an Airbus A310-300 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines burst its tires in rear landing gear after touching down on the runway, none of the passengers were hurt in the incident. The aircraft was sent back to Dhaka after the repairs.
- 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.
- "'Cox's Bazar airport to be made international one'". The Daily Star. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "Cox's Bazar airport to be upgraded: Minister". The Daily Star. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "Expansion work of Cox's Bazar airport to start this year: Minister". The Financial Express. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "Steps taken to upgrade Cox's Bazar Airport". The News Today. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "$200m Chinese loan for Cox's Bazar Airport dev". The Financial Express. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "Accident: United Airways AT72 at Coxs Bazar on Jul 20th 2014, nose gear collapse". The Aviation Herald. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
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- Airport information for VGCB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh: Airports
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