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CMB Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CMB / VCBI
Airport Names:
  1. Bandaranaike International Airport
  2. බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපළபண்டாரநாயக்க பன்னாட்டு விமான நிலையம்
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
GPS Coordinates: 7°10'51"N by 79°53'0"E
Area Served: Colombo
Operator/Owner: Sri Lankan Government
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 26 feet (8 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB):

  • Terminal 1 opened in 1967 and is the oldest, but biggest terminal in the airport.
  • The furthest airport from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is Seymour Airport (GPS), which is located 11,614 miles (18,691 kilometers) away in Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
  • The second stage will involve the acquisition of 600 hectares of public land, the construction of a runway capable of accommodating new-generation airplanes, an aircraft repair and maintenance center, an arrival and a departure terminal, a shopping arcade, a cargo complex connected to the airport by rail and a multistory car park.
  • In addition to being known as "Bandaranaike International Airport", another name for CMB is "බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපළபண்டாரநாயக்க பன்னாட்டு விமான நிலையம்".
  • Bandaranaike International Airport is equipped with 6 double jetway gates in preparation for airlines introducing Airbus A380 service.
  • The airport began as a Royal Air Force airfield in 1944 during the Second World War, RAF Station Negombo
  • Airport expansion projects have recently been undertaken at the airport under the Stage 1, Phase II Expansion Project.
  • The closest airport to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is Ratmalana Airport (RML), which is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) S of CMB.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport handled 7,328,798 passengers last year.
  • Because of Bandaranaike International Airport's relatively low elevation of 26 feet, planes can take off or land at Bandaranaike International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Bandaranaike International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Bandaranaike International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
124.81 miles (39.93 km) SRatmalana Airport (RML)Ratmalana, Sri LankaView Ratmalana Airport on a map View satellite image of Ratmalana Airport Set RML as destination Airport Get more information about Ratmalana Airport
285.92 miles (138.27 km) NNEAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)Anuradhapura, Sri LankaView Anuradhapura Airport on a map View satellite image of Anuradhapura Airport Set ACJ as destination Airport Get more information about Anuradhapura Airport
387.34 miles (140.56 km) SSEKoggala Airport (KCT)Galle, Sri LankaView Koggala Airport on a map View satellite image of Koggala Airport Set KCT as destination Airport Get more information about Koggala Airport
4105.07 miles (169.09 km) SEMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)Hambantota, Sri LankaView Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport on a map View satellite image of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Set HRI as destination Airport Get more information about Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
5112.63 miles (181.27 km) SEWeerawila Airport (WRZ)Weerawila, Sri LankaView Weerawila Airport on a map View satellite image of Weerawila Airport Set WRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Weerawila Airport
6119.88 miles (192.94 km) EAmpara Airport (ADP)Ampara, Sri LankaView Ampara Airport on a map View satellite image of Ampara Airport Set ADP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampara Airport
7128.11 miles (206.18 km) ENEBatticaloa Airport (BTC)Batticaloa, Sri LankaView Batticaloa Airport on a map View satellite image of Batticaloa Airport Set BTC as destination Airport Get more information about Batticaloa Airport
8129.25 miles (208.00 km) NEChina Bay Airport (TRR)Trincomalee, Sri LankaView China Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of China Bay Airport Set TRR as destination Airport Get more information about China Bay Airport
9180.87 miles (291.08 km) NJaffna Airport (JAF)Jaffna, Sri LankaView Jaffna Airport on a map View satellite image of Jaffna Airport Set JAF as destination Airport Get more information about Jaffna Airport
10220.49 miles (354.84 km) NNWMadurai Airport (IXM)Madurai, IndiaView Madurai Airport on a map View satellite image of Madurai Airport Set IXM as destination Airport Get more information about Madurai Airport
11221.88 miles (357.08 km) WNWTrivandrum International Airport (TRV)Trivandrum, Kerala, IndiaView Trivandrum International Airport on a map View satellite image of Trivandrum International Airport Set TRV as destination Airport Get more information about Trivandrum International Airport
12260.27 miles (418.87 km) NNWTiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ)Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), Tamil Nadu, IndiaView Tiruchirappalli International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tiruchirappalli International Airport Set TRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Tiruchirappalli International Airport
13314.83 miles (506.67 km) NWCochin International Airport (COK)Nedumbassery near Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, IndiaView Cochin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cochin International Airport Set COK as destination Airport Get more information about Cochin International Airport
14328.90 miles (529.31 km) NWCoimbatore International Airport (CJB)Coimbatore, IndiaView Coimbatore International Airport on a map View satellite image of Coimbatore International Airport Set CJB as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbatore International Airport
15330.63 miles (532.09 km) NPuducherry Airport (PNY)Puducherry, IndiaView Puducherry Airport on a map View satellite image of Puducherry Airport Set PNY as destination Airport Get more information about Puducherry Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Bandaranaike International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Bandaranaike International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,614.20 miles (18,691.19 km) SWSeymour Airport (GPS)Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands, EcuadorView Seymour Airport on a map View satellite image of Seymour Airport Set GPS as destination Airport Get more information about Seymour Airport
211,593.72 miles (18,658.24 km) WSWSan Cristóbal Airport (SCY)San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands, EcuadorView San Cristóbal Airport on a map View satellite image of San Cristóbal Airport Set SCY as destination Airport Get more information about San Cristóbal Airport
311,128.12 miles (17,908.93 km) WCap. FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport (TYL)Talara, PeruView Cap. FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport on a map View satellite image of Cap. FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport Set TYL as destination Airport Get more information about Cap. FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport
411,090.52 miles (17,848.42 km) WCap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport (PIU)Piura, PeruView Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport Set PIU as destination Airport Get more information about Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport
511,075.96 miles (17,824.99 km) WSWGeneral Ulpiano Paez Airport (SNC)Salinas, EcuadorView General Ulpiano Paez Airport on a map View satellite image of General Ulpiano Paez Airport Set SNC as destination Airport Get more information about General Ulpiano Paez Airport
611,056.53 miles (17,793.72 km) WCap. FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport (TBP)Tumbes, PeruView Cap. FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport on a map View satellite image of Cap. FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport Set TBP as destination Airport Get more information about Cap. FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport
711,045.26 miles (17,775.57 km) WCap. FAP José A. Quiñones González International Airport (CIX)Chiclayo, PeruView Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones González International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones González International Airport Set CIX as destination Airport Get more information about Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones González International Airport
811,036.65 miles (17,761.71 km) WJosé María Velasco Ibarra Airport (MRR)Macará, EcuadorView José María Velasco Ibarra Airport on a map View satellite image of José María Velasco Ibarra Airport Set MRR as destination Airport Get more information about José María Velasco Ibarra Airport
911,030.26 miles (17,751.43 km) WSWEloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC)Manta, Manabí, EcuadorView Eloy Alfaro International Airport on a map View satellite image of Eloy Alfaro International Airport Set MEC as destination Airport Get more information about Eloy Alfaro International Airport
1011,027.67 miles (17,747.26 km) WSanta Rosa International Airport (ETR)Santa Rosa, El Oro, EcuadorView Santa Rosa International Airport on a map View satellite image of Santa Rosa International Airport Set ETR as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Rosa International Airport
1111,018.75 miles (17,732.91 km) WSWReales Tamarindos Airport (PVO)Portoviejo, EcuadorView Reales Tamarindos Airport on a map View satellite image of Reales Tamarindos Airport Set PVO as destination Airport Get more information about Reales Tamarindos Airport
1211,001.39 miles (17,704.98 km) WSWJosé Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)Santiago de Guayaquil, EcuadorView José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport on a map View satellite image of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Set GYE as destination Airport Get more information about José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
1310,996.97 miles (17,697.87 km) WCapitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU)Trujillo, PeruView Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport on a map View satellite image of Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport Set TRU as destination Airport Get more information about Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport
1410,993.69 miles (17,692.59 km) WCamilo Ponce Enriquez Airport (LOH)Loja, EcuadorView Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport on a map View satellite image of Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport Set LOH as destination Airport Get more information about Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport
1510,954.29 miles (17,629.18 km) WMayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias (CJA)Cajamarca, PeruView Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias on a map View satellite image of Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Set CJA as destination Airport Get more information about Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias