The second international airport site is located in the Hambantota district and the distance between the main city center where the Hambantota sea port is situated and the airport site is 20kms. The total land area reserved for the airport is 2000Ha and the construction is planned under two stages. Stage I is scheduled to be completed by end 2012 on 800Ha with the fully operational airport consisting of aerodrome facilities, runway, apron, taxiway, passenger & cargo terminals. Stage I development will cater for 1 million passengers, 45,000Mt of cargo per annum and 10 parking stands for a mix of aircraft range of narrow to wide body. All associated infrastructure and utilities are being developed to facilitate the airport operations. Stage II is planned to enhance the capacity to 5 million passengers, 100,000Mt of cargo per annum and 16 parking stands.
Under the Greater Hambantota Development Program, the area has been developed with road network, international cricket stadium, International convention center and administrative complex which are located within close proximity of the airport.