Bandaranaike International Airport (also known as Katunayake International Airport)
is Sri Lanka's only international airport.
It is located in Katunayake, 35 km (22 mi) 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.
The airport is undergoing resurfacing of its runway. Future projects may include a second runway to support the Airbus A380, the largest commercial airliner in the world, a further eight passenger gates, a domestic terminal, a 5-storey car-park, and a five star hotel neighbouring the airport. New approach channels into the airport will be created.
The airport has been a popular cargo port for a long time and it is not unusual to see a few cargo aircraft at the airport at any given time. The cargo airlines that have served Colombo in the past are China Airlines, Emirates and Lufthansa to name a few. Currently MidEx Airlines is the most active freight carrier at the airport operating daily flights from Al Ain followed closely by Expo Aviation.