Shah Amanat International Airport (SAIA), located in Chattogram or previously known as Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh is the second largest International Airport in Bangladesh after Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. This airport is operated and maintained by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and is also used by The Bangladesh AIr Force as a part of BAF Zahurul Haque Base.
The airport is situated 20 kilometer west of Chattogram port and 18 kilometer south of Chattogram railway station.
Shah Amanat International was known as MA Hannan International Airport, but was renamed to its present name in April 2005 by the Bangladesh Government. Shah Amanat is an Islamic Saint after whom the airport was renamed.
This airport handles around 15 lac passengers and around 6,000 tonnes of cargo every year.
During World War II in 1940, the then British government built Chattogram airfield. It was then used by the US Army and Air Force during the then Burma campaign in 194-1945. The airport was then transformed to domestic airport with the movement of passenger flights in DHaka-Chittagong route. The airport was upgraded to International Airport in 1990.
At present, domestic and international passenger and cargo flights are operated to and from Shah Amanat International Airport by national and international airline operators including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines, Regent Airways, Novo Air.