Colombo Airport Guide to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport - CMB

Colombo Airport Terminal 1

Colombo Airport Terminal 1 handles all international flights until the completion of Terminal 2, being the largest and oldest terminal at Colombo Airport.

It has in total 12 boarding gates and the departure and arrival areas are separated horizontally.


Terminal 1 consists in one main terminal building with one concourse that has gates from 6 to 14.

Terminal 1 in Colombo Airport has a couple of levels:

- First level: Find here the Arrivals.
- Upper level: This is the Departures level. Here are located the lounges. Available services: Duty Free shop, various shops with gifts, souvenirs, typical products, tea, ceramics, etc. There are as well food and beverages services, a pharmacy, telecommunication facilities, banking facilities or national lottery board, among others.


Some of the following services can be found in Colombo Airport Terminal 1:

  • ATMs
  • Health assistance
  • Child care rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • Duty free stores
  • Prayer room
  • Smoking room
  • Food, drink and retail concessions
  • Luggage storage and lockers
  • Massage
  • Pharmacy
  • Post office
  • Spa and salon

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Airport hotel

The Serendiva Transit Hotel is located within Terminal 1 facilities, 2nd level, close to the immigration counters. Next to the concourse there is the Serendiva Transit Hotel and the Health Resort.

Please note that the hotel is only accessible to those travelers who haven’t passed security.


Airport lounges

Colombo Airport Terminal 1 has at their passengers’ convenience the following lounges:

  • Executive Lounge: Location: Airside. In order to use this lounge, economy passengers must pay a fee: 10.00- 15.00 rupees per 3 hours.
  • Silk Route Lounge: Location: Airside. In order to use this lounge, economy passengers must pay a fee.
  • Araliya Lounge: Available services: Food, drink, press, Wi-Fi, TV and music.
  • Lotus Lounge: Location: Departures Terminal, Airside, first level, adjacent to both Gates 6 and 7. Opening hours: 24 hours.