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Shah Amanat International Airport
IATA: CGP – ICAO: VGEG
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Location Chittagong
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 22°14′59″N 91°48′48″E / 22.24972°N 91.81333°E / 22.24972; 91.81333Coordinates: 22°14′59″N 91°48′48″E / 22.24972°N 91.81333°E / 22.24972; 91.81333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,646 2,940 Concrete/Asphalt

Shah Amanat International Airport (IATA: CGP, ICAO: VGEG), named after an Islamic saint, serves Bangladesh's south-eastern port city of Chittagong. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh. The move was controversial since the previous name honored a member of the Awami League who were the opposition party at the time.


Inside the terminal
Inside the terminal

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Abu Dhabi, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka, Dubai, Jeddah,Muscat, Riyadh,Dammam,Doha
Bahrain Air Bahrain
GMG Airlines Bangkok, Dhaka
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Oman Air Muscat
United Airways Dhaka, Kolkata, Sylhet

World War II

Known as Chittagong Airfield during World War II, the airport was used as a combat airfield, as well as a supply point and photographic reconnaissance base by the United States Army Air Force Tenth Air Force during the Burma Campaign 1944-1945.

Known American units assigned to Chittagong were:

  • 80th Fighter Group, flew P-38 Lightning fighters over Burma between March 1944 and February 1945.
  • 8th Reconnaissance Group, between October and December 1944 (various detachments)
  • 4th Combat Cargo Group, flew C-46 Commando transports between January and June 1945.

From the airport, the 4th CCG C-46's flew supplies and ammunition which were air-dropped to the advancing Allied forces on the ground. At the end of June, control of the airport was returned to local authorities.



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General Info
Country Bangladesh
ICAO ID VGEG
Time UTC+6
Latitude 22.249611
22° 14' 58.60" N
Longitude 91.813286
091° 48' 47.83" E
Elevation 12 feet
4 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 000° W (05/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Alternate Name M A HANNAN INTL
Near City Chittagong
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
CHITTAGONG TWR 118.7
CHITTAGONG GND 121.8
ATIS 127.6


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 9646 x 150 feet
2940 x 46 meters
PART CONCRETE, PART ASPHALT, OR PART BITUMEN-BOUND MACADAM. 066FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME CTG CHITTAGONG 081X 113.4 At Field -
NDB EG CHITTAGONG - 287 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Acft ldg Rwy 23 if past turnoff taxi back rqr on rwy.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
FUEL Avbl 0000-1600Z. (NC-100LL, A1)
OPR HOURS Opr HO.



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