Al-Ahsa International Airport

Al-Ahsa International Airport

مطار الأحساء الدولي
Al Hasa Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesAl-Ahsa Governorate
LocationHofuf
Elevation AMSL588 ft / 179 m
Coordinates25°17′07″N 049°29′06″E / 25.28528°N 49.48500°E / 25.28528; 49.48500Coordinates: 25°17′07″N 049°29′06″E / 25.28528°N 49.48500°E / 25.28528; 49.48500
Map
OEAH is located in Saudi Arabia
OEAH
OEAH
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,060 10,039 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Al-Ahsa International Airport (Arabic: مطار الأحساء الدولي, IATA: HOF[3], ICAO: OEAH) is an airport serving Hofuf (also known as Al-Ahsa or Al-Hasa), a city in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

History

During Operation Desert Shield and the Gulf War in 1991, it served as an air base for the French Air Force.

GACA formally approved the airport's international status in 2011.[4] The airport is expected to grow by 300,000 passengers per annum between 2015 and 2020, a GACA study predicted.[4] Around 300,000 expatriate workers live in the area.[4]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Azerbaijan Airlines Seasonal: Baku
Buta Airways Charter: Baku
Flyadeal Jeddah[5]
flydubai Dubai–International (resumes 24 November 2022)[6]
flynas Jeddah,[7] Medina[7]
Saudia Jeddah

See also

References

  1. ^ Airport information for OEAH[permanent dead link] from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for HOF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (HOF – City: Hofuf, Airport: Al-Ahsa)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c International flights soon from Al-Ahsa airport Arab News 16 September 2013
  5. ^ "Flyadeal Schedules New Routes From Jeddah In Mar/Apr 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Flydubai Opens Reservation For 6 Routes Addition in 2022-23". Aeroroutes.
  7. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "flynas W19 network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

External links

Media related to Al-Ahsa Airport at Wikimedia Commons

  • Aeronautical chart and airport information for OEAH at SkyVector
  • Current weather for OEAH at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for HOF at Aviation Safety Network
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20140116135927/http://www.alriyadh.com/net/article/901315


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