Osmani International Airport (IATA: ZYL, ICAO: VGSY)is located 5 miles north-east of Sylhet in Bangladesh serving as the country's third International Airport. The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and is served by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national airline which at one point earned most of its revenue from this airport, GMG Airlines, the first private airline in Bangladesh, United Airways (Bangladesh) and Regent Airways also use the airport. The vast majority of passengers using the airport are expatriate Bangladeshis and their descendants from the Sylhet Division living in the United Kingdom.
Osmani International Airport was built during British rule of the Indian Subcontinent, partly to check Japanese aggression from Burma.The airport was formerly known as Sylhet Civil Airport but was re-named after General M A G Osmani, a Bangladeshi Independence War hero. General Osmani was born in Sylhet in 1918 and served as the Supreme Commander of the Mukti Bahini (Freedom Force) and Bangladesh Armed Forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War.