1:23 am, Thursday, 25 April 2024
Master plan is being prepared

Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport will become world class

Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport will become world class. The master plan is being prepared with the target of carrying 5 million passengers annually by 2040 and 1 crore by 2070. Airport expansion surveys are underway with German companies.
The capacity of Shah Amanat Airport, which was internationalized in 2000 with the help of Japanese donor JICA, was set for 20 years. However, this airport, which lost its capacity 4 years ago, set a record by carrying 1.6 million 10 thousand 428 passengers in 2023. Among them 6 lakh 42 thousand 428 passengers of domestic route and 9 lakh 68 thousand 4 passengers of international route.Whereas in 2022 the airport handled 14 lakh 55 thousand 18 passengers. Among them 5 lakh 61 thousand 954 passengers of domestic routes and 8 lakh 93 thousand 64 passengers of international routes.
Although the number of passengers carried increases every year, the comfort of the passengers at the airport has not increased. Chittagong Chamber of Commerce President Omar Hajjaz said, “While traveling, one has to go through various processes at the airport. So, if we look at how to serve the passengers more smoothly in all these places, then people’s perception of Chittagong will be better.’
Chittagong was deprived of having a modern and world-class airport as a backup for all ports in the world. Shah Amanat Airport is located near Chittagong port but the facilities there were not world class. Passengers from abroad have to wait for hours due to shortage of baggage conveyor belts. Along with this, there is a rush of immigration.
Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, Rear Admiral M Sohail said, ‘If the runway capacity of the Chittagong Airport which is next to the Chittagong Port is increased, then big cargo planes will be able to take off and fly there at any time.
Finally, the government has started the work of creating a master plan for the expansion of Chittagong Airport. As per the proposal, the project to make the airport world-class will be carried out in three phases.
Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport Director Group Captain Taslim Ahmed said,
An international airport is already becoming near us in Cox’s Bazar. Moreover, our third terminal has also been inaugurated. As a result, the importance of Chittagong Airport has increased to a great extent. That is why we are doing this masterplan.

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Master plan is being prepared

Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport will become world class

Update Time : 11:49:37 am, Sunday, 25 February 2024

Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport will become world class. The master plan is being prepared with the target of carrying 5 million passengers annually by 2040 and 1 crore by 2070. Airport expansion surveys are underway with German companies.
The capacity of Shah Amanat Airport, which was internationalized in 2000 with the help of Japanese donor JICA, was set for 20 years. However, this airport, which lost its capacity 4 years ago, set a record by carrying 1.6 million 10 thousand 428 passengers in 2023. Among them 6 lakh 42 thousand 428 passengers of domestic route and 9 lakh 68 thousand 4 passengers of international route.Whereas in 2022 the airport handled 14 lakh 55 thousand 18 passengers. Among them 5 lakh 61 thousand 954 passengers of domestic routes and 8 lakh 93 thousand 64 passengers of international routes.
Although the number of passengers carried increases every year, the comfort of the passengers at the airport has not increased. Chittagong Chamber of Commerce President Omar Hajjaz said, “While traveling, one has to go through various processes at the airport. So, if we look at how to serve the passengers more smoothly in all these places, then people’s perception of Chittagong will be better.’
Chittagong was deprived of having a modern and world-class airport as a backup for all ports in the world. Shah Amanat Airport is located near Chittagong port but the facilities there were not world class. Passengers from abroad have to wait for hours due to shortage of baggage conveyor belts. Along with this, there is a rush of immigration.
Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, Rear Admiral M Sohail said, ‘If the runway capacity of the Chittagong Airport which is next to the Chittagong Port is increased, then big cargo planes will be able to take off and fly there at any time.
Finally, the government has started the work of creating a master plan for the expansion of Chittagong Airport. As per the proposal, the project to make the airport world-class will be carried out in three phases.
Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport Director Group Captain Taslim Ahmed said,
An international airport is already becoming near us in Cox’s Bazar. Moreover, our third terminal has also been inaugurated. As a result, the importance of Chittagong Airport has increased to a great extent. That is why we are doing this masterplan.