Ampara Airport

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Ampara Airport
අම්පාර ගුවන්තොටුපළ
அம்பாறை விமான நிலையம்
SLAF Ampara Crest.jpg
SLAF Ampara crest
IATA: ADPICAO: VCCG
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government of Sri Lanka
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Serves Ampara
Location Gal Oya, Sri Lanka
In use 1989 - present
Commander C. Wickramaratne
Elevation AMSL 46 m / 159 ft
Coordinates 07°20′15.70″N 81°37′32.20″E / 7.3376944°N 81.6256111°E / 7.3376944; 81.6256111Coordinates: 07°20′15.70″N 81°37′32.20″E / 7.3376944°N 81.6256111°E / 7.3376944; 81.6256111
Map
ADP is located in Sri Lanka
ADP
ADP
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,097 3,600 Asphalt

Ampara Airport (Sinhala: අම්පාර ගුවන්තොටුපළ, Tamil: அம்பாறை விமான நிலையம்) (IATA: ADPICAO: VCCG) is an air force base and domestic airport in Gal Oya in south eastern Sri Lanka.[1][2] Located approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) north west of the town of Ampara, the airport is also known as Gal Oya Airport and SLAF Ampara.

History[edit]

An air strip in Gal Oya near Uhana was built in the 1950s by the Gal Oya Development Board.[3] A Sri Lanka Air Force detachment from SLAF Katunayake moved onto the air strip on 19 December 1989.[4] The Regimental Training Center opened at the base in July 2000.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FitsAir Colombo-Ratmalana (charter)
Helitours Colombo-Ratmalana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VCCG GAL - OYA / Amparai". Aeronautical Information Services of Sri Lanka, Airport & Aviation Services. 
  2. ^ "GOY - Airport". Great Circle Mapper. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan Aviation History". Ministry of Civil Aviation, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ a b "History of Air Force Ampara". Sri Lanka Air Force. Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. 

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