Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (IATA: DAC, ICAO: VGHS), formerly Zia International Airport and Dacca International Airport, is the largest airport in Bangladesh. It is located in the capital Dhaka and started operations in 1980, taking over as the country's sole international airport from Tejgaon Airport. It is the home base and hub of all Bangladeshi airlines, including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, GMG Airlines, and United Airways.
Shahjalal International Airport connects Bangladesh with many major cities of the World. State-airline Biman Bangladesh Airlines flies internationally from the airport to thirteen cities in Europe and Asia.
The airport is located in Kurmitola and was originally 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) north of the capital Dhaka. It lies on the eight-lane Airport Road To the north of the airport lies Uttara (Dhaka) and Gazipur, while Dhaka city lies to its south. The railway station opposite to the airport is named Airport Station.