Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

Nestled in the heart of Bangladesh, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) is the main international airport of the country that also serves as the country’s gateway to the majestic world. Spread across an area of 1,981 acres, this spacious facility is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. 

Hazrat Shahjalal Airport (DAC) commenced operations in 1980 replacing Tejgaon Airport as the main airport. It is home to flag carriers like Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Regent Airways, Novoair, and US-Bangla Airlines. It has the capacity to handle more than 18 million passengers. 

Quick Information about Hazrat Shahjalal Airport

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

AirportHazrat Shahjalal International Airport
Airport TypePublic / Military
OwnerMinistry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB)
Built In (Year)1981
ServesDhaka Division
Hubs forBiman Bangladesh AirlinesAir AstraNovoairUS-Bangla AirlinesSkyAirEasy Fly Express
Hazrat Shahjalal Airport CodeDAC
Hazrat Shahjalal AirportTerminalsThree terminals
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Runway1
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Coordinates23°50′34″N 090°24′02″E
Hazrat Shahjalal Airport AddressAirport – Dakshinkhan Rd, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
Official Websitehsia.gov.bd
Elevation27 ft / 8 m

Hazrat Shahjalal Airport Code

Hazrat Shahjalal Airport code is DAC. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from “Dacca”–the old spelling of the capital city “Dhaka” where the airport is based. The elevation of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) is 8 meters above sea level. 


Hazrat Shahjalal Airport Map

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

Hazrat Shahjalal Airport Terminals

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) has three terminals: T1, T2, and T3.  Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are used for international operations only. Terminal 1 serves as an arrival hall while Terminal 2 serves as a departure hall.  Terminal 3 will commence operations in 2022. There is a VIP Terminal as well about 200 meters from the main gate of the airport. 

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Runways

Hazrat Shahjalal Airport (DAC) is serviced by a single runway: 

14-3211,500 ft150 ftPartially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadamYes

This facility handles 517,940 tonnes of cargo annually. 

Nearest Airports to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

Some of the closest airports to DAC Airport are:

  • Agartala Airport 163 km 
  • Jessore Airport 217 km 
  • Barisal Airport 229 km 
  • Shah Makhdum Airport 245 km 
  • Osmani International Airport 272 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Hazrat Shahjalal Airport

The following airlines operate from Hazrat Shahjalal Airport:

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