Ampara Airport

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Ampara Airport
SLAF Ampara

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 / 151 ft
Coordinates 07°20′13″N 081°37′49″E / 7.33694°N 81.63028°E / 7.33694; 81.63028Coordinates: 07°20′13″N 081°37′49″E / 7.33694°N 81.63028°E / 7.33694; 81.63028
Map
ADP is located in Sri Lanka
ADP
ADP
Location of airport in Sri Lanka
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,097 3,599 Bitumen

Ampara Airport (Sinhalese: අම්පාර ගුවන්තොටුපළ, Tamil: அம்பாறை விமான நிலையம், IATA: ADP[1]ICAO: VCCG), also known Gal-Oya Airport, is a domestic airport in Gal-Oya in southeastern Sri Lanka.[2] It is also a military airbase known as Sri Lanka Air Force Ampara or SLAF Ampara.[3]

The facility is located 4.35 nautical miles (8.1 km) northwest of the town of Ampara.[2] It resides at an elevation of 46 metres (151 ft) and has one runway designated 07/25 with a bitumen surface measuring 1,097 by 46 metres (3,599 ft × 151 ft).[2]

History[edit]

An air strip in Gal Oya near Uhana was built in the 1950s by the Gal Oya Development Board.[4] A Sri Lanka Air Force detachment from SLAF Katunayake moved onto the air strip on 19 December 1989.[5] The Regimental Training Center opened at the base in July 2000.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search (ADP: Ampara / Gal Oya)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "VCCG – GAL-OYA / Amparai". AIP Sri Lanka. Aeronautical Information Services of the Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. 17 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Air Force Ampara". AirForce.lk. Sri Lanka Air Force. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Sri Lankan Aviation History". Ministry of Civil Aviation, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ a b "History of Air Force Ampara". Sri Lanka Air Force. Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. 

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