This international airport serving Bangladesh’s southeastern port city of Chittagong. Operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, it is the second largest airport in Bangladesh. It is also used by the Bangladesh Air Force. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport, named after Awami League politician M. A. Hannan, but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the government of Bangladesh, after an Islamic saint Hazrat Shah Amanat.
The airport is capable of annually handling 1.5 million passengers and 6,000 tons of cargo. The airport handles about 21% of Bangladesh’s air traffic, almost 66% of it is handled by Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, 4% by Osmani International Airport, Sylhet and the remaining 9% by Bangladesh’s 6 domestic airports.