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Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Code CMB

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE Katunayake 11450

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 7°10'50"N / 79°53'2"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: VCBI
Observation Time: 25/03/2021 4:23 pm

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About Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Code

Bandaranaike International Airport code is CMB. This three-letter IATA code is based on the alternate name of the airport Colombo International Airport. Located at a height of 8 meters above sea level, Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is home to Cinnamon Air, Millennium Airlines, and Srilankan Airlines. 

About Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) is popularly known as Colombo International Airport all over the world. It is the main international airport of the country of island Sri Lanka. Named after the country’s Prime Minister S.W.R.D Bandaranaike, this exquisite facility is nestled in the heart of the capital city, Colombo. 

Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport is home to SriLankan Airlines and domestic carrier Cinnamon Air. More than 10 million passengers from all over the world land on to this facility every year from 37 airlines serving this airport. 

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) Runways

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) features three runways: 

04/22 3,350m (asphalt)

04L/22L 4,000m (asphalt)

04R/22L 4,000m (asphalt)

These runways are capable of handling 20,742 aircraft movements and 136,093 Air Freight Movements. 

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) Terminals

It has three terminals: Terminal 1, 2, and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 is an international terminal with 12 gates while Terminal 3 serves domestic airlines. 

Nearest Airports to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Kelaniya Airport 21 km 

Diyawanna Oya Airport 30 km 

Colombo Ratmalana Airport 39 km 

Katugastota Airport 60 km 

Bentota River Airport 77 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Air Arabia

Air India

China Eastern Airlines

Cinnamon Air


Etihad Airways


Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04-22 10,991 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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