Ishwardi Airport

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Ishwardi Airport
ঈশ্বরদী বিমানবন্দর
Summary
Location Ishwardi Upazila, Pabna, Bangladesh
Coordinates 24°09′11.51″N 089°02′55.04″E / 24.1531972°N 89.0486222°E / 24.1531972; 89.0486222Coordinates: 24°09′11.51″N 089°02′55.04″E / 24.1531972°N 89.0486222°E / 24.1531972; 89.0486222
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VGIS is located in Bangladesh
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Location of Ishurdi Airport

Ishwardi Airport (IATA: IRDICAO: VGIS) is a domestic airport in Ishwardi Upazila, Pabna, Bangladesh. Biman Bangladesh Airlines had regular flights to Dhaka until 1996.[1] On 18 November 2013, United Airways resumed flights to Dhaka, thus commercial services resumed after 17 years, but flights to the airport were suspended in mid 2014.[2][3]

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as the Hijli Base Area, and was used by the Twentieth Air Force. It hosted the United States Army Air Force XX Bomber Command 58th Bombardment Wing between 8–24 February 1945, prior to its deployment to the Mariana Islands.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of August 2014, no airlines serve Ishwardi Airport. United Airways was the last airline to operate there, they stopped services in mid 2014.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ishwardi Airport reopens today after 17 years". The Daily Star. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "United Airways launches Dhaka-Ishwardi flight". Dhaka Mirror. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.uabdl.com/schedule.html