Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport

Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport

مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesQaisumah, Hafar al-Batin
LocationEastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL1,174 ft / 358 m
Coordinates28°20′06.8″N 046°07′29.8″E / 28.335222°N 46.124944°E / 28.335222; 46.124944Coordinates: 28°20′06.8″N 046°07′29.8″E / 28.335222°N 46.124944°E / 28.335222; 46.124944
Map
OEPA is located in Saudi Arabia
OEPA
OEPA
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

Al Qaisumah/Hafr al Batin Airport (Arabic: مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن, IATA: AQI, ICAO: OEPA) is an airport serving Al Qaisumah (also spelled Al Qaysumah), a village near the city of Hafar al-Batin in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The airport itself is about 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) southeast of Hafar al-Batin.

The airport began in 1962 as a dusty runway for a Dakota aircraft which was used at that time for transporting Saudi Aramco employees between stations in the northern region. Today, the airport has a 3000 metres runway capable of handling Boeing 737, a total of 11 million square metre area, a passenger terminal, a sewage system and a water treatment and stand-by power plant.[1]

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,174 feet (358 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinations
Nesma Airlines Ha'il
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh

See also

References

  1. ^ "Qaisumah Domestic Airport". General Authority of Civil Aviation. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. (in English)

External links

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML
  • General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) (in English)
  • Aeronautical chart and airport information for OEPA at SkyVector
  • Current weather for OEPA at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for AQI / OEPA at Aviation Safety Network


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