|IATA: HIM – ICAO: VCCH|
|Airport type||Military / Public|
|Owner||Government of Sri Lanka|
|Operator||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|Location||Hingurakgoda, Sri Lanka|
|Elevation AMSL||46 m / 151 ft|
Hingurakgoda Airport (Sinhalese: හිඟුරක්ගොඩ ගුවන්තොටුපළ, IATA: HIM, ICAO: VCCH), also known as Minneriya Airport, is a domestic airport in Hingurakgoda, Sri Lanka. It is also a military airbase known as Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda.
The facility is located 6.4 nautical miles (11.9 km) north of the town of Polonnaruwa. It resides at an elevation of 46 metres (151 ft) and has one runway designated 07/25 with a bitumen surface measuring 2,287 by 46 metres (7,503 ft × 151 ft).
SLAF Hingurakgoda is the fourth largest airport in Sri Lanka and has the fourth longest runway in Sri Lanka. The runway can easily accommodate narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 and Boeing 757. It can also tightly handle wide-body aircraft like Airbus A300, Airbus A330, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 or even at emergencies a Boeing 747.
The airport's sole runway is not equipped with ILS (Instrument Landing System), thus all approaches and takeoffs are performed visually.
Airlines and destinations
|Mihin Lanka (planned)|
- "Airline and Airport Code Search (HIM: Hingurakgoda / Minneriya)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "VCCH – HINGURAKGODA / Minneriya". AIP Sri Lanka. Aeronautical Information Services of the Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. 23 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24.
- "Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda". AirForce.lk. Sri Lanka Air Force. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26.
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