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 and foreign tourists.
The airport is in process of being upgraded to an international airport, in order to attract more tourists, which will make it the fourth international airport in Bangladesh.
The two phases of upgrading, will make the airport able to provide better facilities for parking, landing and take-off for wide-body aircraft. The whole project is a BDT 6 billion project.
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. Equipment such as instrument landing system, distance measuring equipment, AMeDAS and VOR will be installed.
Airlines and destinations
Incidents and accidents
- 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.
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