Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 3 years (31-Dec-2025)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Dhaka
Country/Territory: Bangladesh


  • Runways:
    • 4,420m
    • 4,420m
    • 4,420m


Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport is a proposed large-scale airport development to serve the central region of Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi government presented Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport as the country's newest aviation hub in 2009. The government had since considered various development proposals prior to selecting a three-runway facility. Nippon Koei was appointed by the government to conduct a BDT1.2 billion (USD15.3 million) feasibility study, which is expected to be complete by Jun-2017. The airport will occupy 8000 acres and potential sites in Dhaka district, Madaripur district and Munshiganj district are under consideration. Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon noted the existing main airport, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, is facing "some constraints" to expand, forcing the government to consider constructing a new airport - potentially the country's new aviation hub. It is named after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, commonly known as Bangabandhu, the country's former president and leader of the Awami League. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport will feature three 4420m runways and the project is expected to be complete in about 10 years at an estimated cost of BDT500 billion (USD6.4 billion).

Jan-2019. Bangladesh's Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali reported Bangladesh's Government finalised site selection plans for the development of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport. Mr Ali said the airport will be located in the immediate vicinity of the Padma River.

Nov-2017. Germany's AviAlliance expressed interest in forming a public private partnership (PPP) with Bangladesh's Government to jointly finance, design, develop and operate Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport.

Feb-2017. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reported Nippon Koei Co Ltd is conducting a feasibility study for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport.

Sep-2016. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Nippon Koei Co Ltd signed an agreement to conduct a BDT1.2 billion (USD15.3 million) feasibility study, expected to be completed within 18 months, for the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport project.

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