Osmani International Airport, Sylhet was built in 1944-1945, during the 2nd
World War to check Japanese aggression from Burma. The airport was formerly
known as Sylhet Civil Airport. The airport was initially served by domestic
flights from Shahjalal International Airport by the country's national airline
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited. After that Sylhet Civil Airport was renamed
to Osmani International Airport in the honor of General M A G Osmani, the Chief
of Liberation Forces.
In 1986, the airport became a full-fledyed domestic airport after the
construction of terminal building, installation of navigational aids,
re-construction of runway pavement, development of taxiways and aprons under the
project of Sylhet Civil Airport.
After many years in 1998 limited expansion of the airport was carried out to
enable medium-sized aircraft, such as the Airbus A310. In 2002 the airport was
designated an international airport by the government and it received the first
international arrival flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited. However, the
airport was not up to international standards due to shortage of equipment. In
2004 the runway lighting and airport facilities were commenced to land and
takeoff safely from the airport.
After the South Asia Transport and Trade Facilitation Conference
in 2006, upgradation work of terminal facilities to enable handling of international
flights work was started. The improvements included construction of a new
terminal building, two Jetways and a taxi-way and after the completion of work
Biman would operate Hajj flights directly from the airport during the Hajj
season in 2007.
In 2010 the decision was made to construct a refueling station and the work
began in 2012. In 2015, Fly Dubai the 1st foreign airlines operated their flight
to Sylhet from Dubai. Unfortunately the route was cancelled from the next day
but in 2016, Fly Dubai decided to start its flight again from Sylhet to the
Osmani International Airport is located at 15 km north-east
from Sylhet city.
At present domestic and international passenger and
cargo flights are operating by the national and international airlines operators
to and from Osmani International Airport, Sylhet.
Car parking facility is available at the airport. Respectable passengers can
park their vehicles safely against the fees mentioned below:
Bus, Minibus and Truck (3-5) Ton a. For first 5 hours -TK.
150/= (one hundred fifty) b. More than 5 hours and upto 24 hours -TK. 60/= (sixty) per hour;
c. Should be handed over to the law enforcement agencies after 24 hours
Car Jeep and Microbus a. For first 5 hours -TK. 60/= (sixty) b. More than 5 hours and up to 24 hours- TK.
25/= (twenty five) per hour c. Should be handed over to the law enforcement
agencies after 24 hours
Bicycle a. For first 5 hours -TK. 20/= (twenty)
b. More than 5 hours and up to 24 hours- TK. 5/= (five) per hour;
c. Should be handed over to the law enforcement agencies after 24 hours.
Sufficient high quality luggage trolleys are available in both the floor of the
terminal building. Respectable passengers can use these trolleys free of cost
for carrying their goods/luggage.
Wheel chairs are available for sick or injured passengers.
For sick or injured passengers first aid crews from CAAB provide free of cost
treatment during watch hours.
Free Wi-Fi service is available for the passenger(s).
Banking facility for foreign currency exchange booth is available in the
international terminal building.
There is a cargo terminal at Osmani International Airport to facilitate import
and export of cargo. All the activities of cargo building are performed under
the supervision of CAAB.