Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), formerly known as the Katunayake International airport (KIA). It is located approximately 27 Km North of the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. It is currently one of the major airports in Sri Lanka and the recently renovated runaway is able to land the latest wide bodied aircraft like the Airbus A 380. This is a significant milestone for the Aviation Industry in Sri Lanka.
The recently constructed Mattala International Airport located in Hambantota in the deep South of Sri Lanka is currently used as an alternate airport during an emergency landing. BIA is administered by Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd and serves as the hub of Sri Lankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka
The airport consists of three passenger terminals where terminal 1 and 2 are for Arrivals and Departures whist the Terminal 3 serves primarily for domestic destinations.
The BIA airport provides a wide variety of services for the convenience of passengers on arrival and departures such as a 24 hour Duty free shop, Restaurant, Commercial Banks run by the state and private sector, Post office and a mobile phone rental booth at the arrrivals terminals.
There is a separate counter for entrance tickets for the convenience of visitors who come to receive the passengers on arrival. Other facilities include a First class lounge and left luggage facilities.