Jessore Airport is one of the domestic airports in Bangladesh. It is the oldest airport in the country. Located in Jessore city, this airport operates domestic routes. The airport is managed and maintained by the Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority.
Here the airport is located 6 km north of Jessore city. The distance of this airport from the capital Dhaka is 140 kilometers.
During the Second World War, in 1942, the British government took the initiative to set up air bases in different parts of the country and started the construction of an airbase in Jessore. The airport did commission six months after its completion. The station was in operation until 1945.
Later, after the partition of India in 1950, the Pakistan Army built an airbase here. Then in 1956, it was decided to open a full-fledged airport in Jessore. The airport did officially launched in 1980.
This airport is the only aircraft training center in the country. Besides, Bangladesh Air Force is also using it as part of Bangladesh Air Force Base Matiur Rahman, Jessore. The runway of this airport engineered to handle any of the flights. Therefore, the airport using for domestic passenger flights, including military flights.
This airport started its Dhaka-Jessore route with only two flights of Bangladesh Biman. A total of nine public-private passenger flights ply here daily. The quantity of passengers at the terminal does a growing day. The airport handles an average of one and a half to two thousand passengers daily.
From this airport, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, NovoAir, and US Bangla Airlines operate their flights on the Dhaka-Jessore route. Regent Airways, a private airline, also operated flights from the airport. But currently, the airline has suspended its flight.
Besides, 5-6 cargo flights are also operating regularly from this airport. These cargo planes come and go from Cox’s Bazar every day with shrimp fry.
The flight from Shahjalal International Airport takes only 40 minutes to reach this airport. You can buy flight tickets from Dhaka to Jessore from any airline office. Tickets purchased from the website. If you want to get a discount, you can also buy a ticket from a travel agency.
Whatever is at this airport:
The airport has a terminal building and a wide runway. The airport has various facilities and services for passengers. There are advanced car parking facilities, passenger lounge, VIP and CIP lounge, luggage trolley, baggage scanning, cargo service, wheelchair, first aid, prayer room, clean water, sanitation facility, TV, WiFi, and many more.
There are several good quality hotels in the vicinity of this airport. Notable among these are: Jabir Hotel International, Iqbal Manzil Serviced Apartments, Hotel City Plaza International, Hotel Orion International, Hotel Shams International, Hotel Hassan International, Hotel Divine Center Limited, City Plaza Rufus, etc.