Air International 2020-12
'Hippo' - Flying into the Bazar
True Aviation Antonov An-26, S2-AGA (c/n 47313505) (seen here at Jessore), is another Cox’s resident. An An-26 crashed just after take-off from Cox's Bazar on March 9, 2016
A Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29 with its chute extended lands at Cox's Bazar Airport in June 2020, shortly after the new ramp was officially opened
A Bangladesh Air Force F-7BG of 5 Sqn 'Defenders' is among a number of military aircraft to recently visit Cox’s Bazar, presumably to check out the new ramp
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bangladesh, the local cargo handlers at Cox’s Bazar Airport were issued with these protective blue suits
This Easy Fly Saab 340, S2-AIF (c/n 089), is Bangladesh's only flying example. The aircraft is chained down for an incoming storm. Bangladesh has two cyclone seasons a year
Bishmilla Airlines Hawker Siddley HS-748, S2-ADW (c/n 1766), seen here in June 2020, is based at Cox’s. Construction work on the new ramp can be glimpsed in the background
A United States Air Force SAF C-146A Wolfhound (Dornier 328), 16-3025, arrives in April 2018, carrying American diplomats to visit the refugee camps
A Turkish government Gulfstream G550 TC-CBK brought the first lady of Turkey, Emine Erdogan, to visit the Rohingya refugee camp in February 2018
A German Air Force Global 6000 14+05 visited during a hazy morning in February 2020, bringing diplomats from Germany and the EU to inspect the Rohingya refugee camp
A relatively new Bangladesh Air Force Mi-171Sh operating with 31 Sqn touches down at Cox’s Bazar Airport's air force facility. Note the external fuel tank attached to one of the helicopter’s stores stations
Bangladesh's national carrier flies two 74-seater Dash-8s into Cox's, including this one, S2-AGR (c/n 4368). A third aircraft was written off in an accident at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, in 2019. It will be replaced by one currently being tested in Canada.
A US-Bangla Airlines Boeing 737-800, S2-AJC (c/n 30711), taxies to the terminal in February 2020. US-Bangla is the largest private airline in Bangladesh in terms of fleet size (and overall second-largest after the nation’s flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines). The firm began operations in July 2014 and currently has two 737-800s operational, with a further two parked up