Trincomalee Airport (alternate name, China Bay Airport)
Currently used as an Air Force base and training academy and a domestic airport.
Airport Location and Contact
Province / Province or District
Airport Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport
Trincomalee (9.3 km)
Airport’s Complete Name
China Bay Airport
Elevation (ft and m)
7 ft / 2.13 m
IATA & ICAO codesCode
Town or City (closest)
Managing Company or Airport Authority
Airport authority: Government of Sri Lanka
Managing company: Sri Lanka Air Force
Management Contact Person
NGO and/ UN (on ground)or UN Presence at Airport?
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)
2.393m x 26m
Ground Handling (Yes / No)
Runway Lighting (Yes / No)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)
Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)
Windsock (Yes / No)
Weather Information (Yes / No)
Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)
Navigation Aids (Yes / No)
Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)
Airport Infrastructure Details
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening
Ground Handling Services
Air Traffic Control
Fire Fighting Equipment
Aircraft Parking Space
Fuel Services Charges
No fueling services.
Royalties / Non-Objection Fees (NOFs)
Both Landing charges for Passenger operations and Cargo operations are same and based on the maximum all-up weight of the aircraft as shown in the Certificate of Airworthiness.In all cases, total weight of the aircraft is calculated to the nearest thousand KG and charges to be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
Maximum all up weight in the certificate of airworthiness
Charges per landing
Up to 10000 kg
200 LKR per 1000 kg
10000 kg – 20000 kg
2000 LKR plus 300 LKR per 1000 kg in excess of 10000 kg
5000 LKR plus 500 LKR per 1000 kg in excess of 20000 kg
The payment of the landing charges shall entitle the aircraft if the aerodrome is used for landing and take-off purposes, If the radio and such night lighting facilities are used, if the information about routes and weather conditions are supplied and if facilities like manual assistance in guiding, housing or parking the aircraft is taken. Landing charges is payable at the time of using the aerodrome or in case of regular users approved by Director General of Civil Aviation on demand at the end of such calendar month in respect of charges accruing in the month.
Flights used for humanitarian purposes or emergencies are exempted from the fees.
10%) of the landing charge for each period of three hours or part thereof in excess of the first three (03) hours of parking.
50%) of the landing charge for each complete twenty-four hours and part thereof.
5% of the landing charge levied.
A person embarking from Ratmalana or Kankesanturai / Jaffna Airport to a destination within Sri Lanka is levied 50LKR and from all other aerodromes, 25 LKR.