Shah Makhdum Airport

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Shah Makhdum Airport
Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh
Elevation AMSL55 ft / 16.8 m
Coordinates24°26′13″N 088°36′59″E / 24.43694°N 88.61639°E / 24.43694; 88.61639Coordinates: 24°26′13″N 088°36′59″E / 24.43694°N 88.61639°E / 24.43694; 88.61639
RJH is located in Bangladesh
Location of airport in Bangladesh
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,829 6,000 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Shah Makhdum Airport (IATA: RJH, ICAO: VGRJ) is a domestic airport serving Rajshahi,[1] the principal city of the Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. The airport is named after Sufi saint Shah Makhdum Rupos. The airport also serves as a base to Galaxy Flying Academy and Bangladesh Flying Academy.


The airport resides at an elevation of 55 feet (17 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,829 by 30 metres (6,001 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka [citation needed]
US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka [citation needed]
Novoair Dhaka [citation needed]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 25 April 2013: A 2-seater Cessna 152 (S2-ABI), a flight training aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crash landed in the airport, while landing in the airport on 4:24 pm.[3] The aircraft flipped upside-down; the flight instructor and trainee pilot inside escaped with minor injuries.[3]
  • 1 April 2015: Another Cessna 152 (S2-ADI) aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crashed at the airport and got engulfed by fire after the pilot conducted a rejected takeoff, sensing technical problems on the aircraft at around 2 pm.[4] The accident left the trainee pilot dead, also leaving the flight instructor with critical burn injuries. After some time, the flight instructor also died.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for VGRJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for RJH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ a b "Training plane crashes in Rajshahi". The Daily Star. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Plane crash in Rajshahi kills female pilot". The Daily Star. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shah Makhdum Airport at Wikimedia Commons