Weerawila Airport

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Weerawila Airport
වීරවිල ගුවන්තොටුපළ
IATA: WRZICAO: VCCW
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Serves Hambantota
Location Weerawila, Sri Lanka
Elevation AMSL 50 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 06°15′15″N 81°14′02″E / 6.25417°N 81.23389°E / 6.25417; 81.23389Coordinates: 06°15′15″N 81°14′02″E / 6.25417°N 81.23389°E / 6.25417; 81.23389
Map
WRZ is located in Sri Lanka
WRZ
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,019 1,225 Asphalt

Weerawila Airport (IATA: WRZICAO: VCCW)[1][2] is a domestic military and civilian airport located in Weerawila, in the Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. It is located approximately 13 km (8 mi) northeast from the newly built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

International Airport project[edit]

The airport was one of the key sites identified for the development of an international airport,[3] and was to be renamed to Weerawila Airport. The project was later scrapped and finally moved to Mattala, inaugurating under the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport title in early 2013.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FitsAir Charter: Colombo-Ratmalana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weerawila Airport: IATA Code". FlightStats.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Weerawila Airport: ICAO Code". FlightStats.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka and India in talks over Weerawila airport". Lanka Business Online. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2013.