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

General Information about Bandaranaike Airport

The following table is an overview of Bandaranaike Airport indicated below:

AirportBandaranaike International Airport
Airport TypePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Sri Lanka
Built In (Year)1967
Hub forCinnamon Air, Simplifly, SriLankan Airlines, Fits Air
Bandaranaike Airport CodeCMB
Bandaranaike Airport TerminalsTerminal 1, 2, and Terminal 3
Bandaranaike International Airport Runway1
Bandaranaike International Airport Coordinates07°10′52″N 79°53′01″E
Bandaranaike Airport AddressKatunayake, Sri Lanka
Official Website
Official Phone Number94 112 264 444
Elevation26 ft / 8 m

Bandaranaike Airport Code

Bandaranaike 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. 

ZIP CODEKatunayake 11450

Bandaranaike Airport Map

The Bandaranaike Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Bandaranaike Airport Terminal

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. 

Bandaranaike Airport Runways

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) features one runway: 

04-2210,991 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

Nearest Airports to Bandaranaike International Airport

Some of the closest airports to CMB Airport are:

  • Kelaniya Airport – 21 km 
  • Diyawanna Oya Airport – 30 km 
  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport – 39 km 
  • Katugastota Airport – 60 km 
  • Bentota River Airport – 77 km 

Airlines Operating from Bandaranaike Airport

The following airlines operate from Bandaranaike International Airport:

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