Bandaranaike International Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport is Sri Lanka's only international airport. It is located in Katunayake, 35 km north of Colombo. It is administered by Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. It is the hub of SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka.

It was named Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA), after Prime Minister Bandaranaike, in 1970. It was renamed Katunayake International Airport in 1977 but was changed back to Bandaranayake International Airport in 1995.

On May 7, 2007 the Sri Lankan Government decided to shift some major military aviation out of the space adjoining the airport to SLAF Hingurakgoda, paving the way to more civilian operations.


Vision is to be the safest. friendliest and a dynamic Aviation hub, renowned for excellence in the Asian Region.

The vision spells Out the direction in which the company intends moving in the long term. As an Airport we intend being the safest or among the safest Airports in Asia. We intend making the Bandaranaike International Airport an Aviation hub play a role similar to that of Hong Kong. The Company will constantly strive to achieve excellence in safety and efficiency of services while being the friendliest Airport In the Asian Region.


Mission is to provide user beneficial state-of-the-art Airport and Navigation Sevices, create competitively advantageous facilities and services to all users and develop BIA as the premier business, shopping and hospitality centre in the Asian region.

Vision driven, the company will make every effort to make BIA. the most efficient and user beneficial Airport in Asia. while promoting and facilitating the Airport’s growth as the premier business, shopping and hospitality centre in the Asia - Pacific Region.


Bandaranaike International Airport Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.
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