Cox's Bazar Airport ( IATA: CXB, ICAO: VGCB) is an domestic airport in the resort town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The airport serves mostly local tourists, and foreign tourists who arrive via other international airports. The airport is soon to be upgraded into an international airport, to attract tourists to the city. [1 ] [2 ]
Upgrade [ edit ]
The airport is being upgraded into an international airport, which will make it the
4th international airport in Bangladesh. [3 ]
There will be 2 phases of upgrading, which will make the airport able to provide better facilities of parking, landing and take-off for
wide-body aircraft. The whole project is a BDT 6 billion project. [4 ]
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, the runway lighting will also be improved. Equipments such as instrument landing system, distance measuring equipment, AMeDAS and VOR will be installed. [5 ]
Airlines and destinations [ edit ]
Incidents and accidents [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "‘Cox's Bazar airport to be made international one’". . 3 April 2012 The Daily Star . 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.
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