Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo International Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo International Airport

 Bandaranaike International Airport (normally known as Colombo International Airport, Colombo-Bandaranaike and locally as Katunayake Airport) (IATA: CMB, ICAO: VCBI) is the principle worldwide air terminal serving Sri Lanka. It is named after previous Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and is situated in a suburb of Negombo, 20 miles (32.5 km) north of the country's longstanding capital and business focus, Colombo. It is directed via Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd and fills in as the center point of SriLankan Airlines, the national transporter of Sri Lanka, and residential bearer Cinnamon Air. The other air terminal serving the city of Colombo is the Ratmalana International Airport, principally.

Terminals in Colombo International Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport (air terminal code CMB) at Katunayake, Sri Lanka, is 32.5 kilometers north of the island country's capital of Colombo. Thirty seven(37) aircrafts at present serve the air terminal's over 10.79 million yearly travelers. The air terminal has three traveler terminals. Terminal 1 is the present global terminal, worked in 1967, Terminal 2 is the new universal terminal, which is relied upon to be finished in 2019, and Terminal 3 is the new local terminal, which opened in November 2012.

Terminal 1 opened in 1967 and is the most established and biggest terminal in the air terminal. It has 12 entryways. The appearance and flight regions are isolated on a level plane. Every single universal flight as of now utilize this terminal, until Terminal 2 opened in 2019. The terminal comprises of a principle terminal structure straightforwardly associated with one concourse which houses every one of the entryways. Once past security, travelers continue through the long, arm-formed concourse lodging entryways 6–14. On the upper degree of this concourse, there are two parlors. In the fundamental body of the terminal is SriLankan Airlines' "Serendib Lounge", and the Palm Spirit relax. This territory has obligation free shops, a coffeehouse, a cafeteria, a smoking parlor, and day-rooms and showers.

Terminal 2 is intended to open in 2019. It is intended to have 8 entryways, with appearance and takeoff zones isolated vertically. Another terminal with eight additional entryways is proposed to be worked under Stage II of the Phase II Expansion Project. Development of the new Stage II, Phase II Expansion Project was initiated in April 2017 and is required to be finished in 2019. Another wharf with eight boarding entryways and 14 traveler boarding spans, with an extra door containing two traveler boarding spans for the Airbus A380, will be remembered for the proposed new advancement.

Terminal 3 opened in November 2012 and handles every single local flight. Its appearance and takeoff regions are isolated on a level plane.

The Cargo Terminal opened in October 2009 and handles all freight flights. Its appearance and flight regions are isolated on a level plane.

Aprons of Airport

Apron Alpha: It is the most seasoned existing Apron at the air terminal. It has 9 stopping narrows including 5 remote stopping inlets and 4 boarding span prepared straights. It can deal with 4 Boeing 747 air ship and 5 Airbus A330-200 airplane without a moment's delay.

Apron Bravo: It has 8 stopping coves, including 4 remote stopping sounds and 4 boarding span prepared straights. It can deal with any 8 wide-body, for example, an Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 777 or Boeing 747 without a moment's delay. The 4 remote sounds will be changed over into 4 Airbus A380 proficient boarding spans under the Stage II improvement venture.

Apron Charlie: It has 8 stopping narrows, every one of them are right now remote straights. It can deal with any 8 wide-body, for example, an Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 777 or Boeing 747 immediately. The remote bayous will be changed over into 8 Airbus A380 skilled boarding spans under the Stage II advancement venture. It is the main Apron that is as of now able dealing with the Airbus A380-800. It has been utilized by Emirates Airbus A380s thrice.

Apron Delta: It has 4 stopping sounds fit for taking care of thin body airplane.

Apron Echo: It is right now under development, it will have 17 stopping straights.


Runway

The Bandaranaike International Airport has a solitary runway (04/22), with a black-top surface. The take-off and landing separations are 3,441 m and 3,350 m separately. Likewise, Phase II of the BIA development venture is to have a subsequent runway, additionally ready to oblige the A380, with another runway to the subsequent runway.

 

International flights from Colombo Airport 

 

SNo. To Destination Weekly Frequency of Flights
1 Malé 70
2 Chennai 65
3 Dubai 50
4 Doha 45
5 Delhi 40
6 Kuala Lumpur 40
7 Singapore 37
8 Bangkok (all airports) 37
9 Bangalore 27
10 Mumbai 27

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