Jizan Regional Airport

Jizan Regional Airport

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport

مطار الملك عبد الله الإقليمي
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorGeneral Authority of Civil Aviation & Military of Saudi Arabia
ServesJizan (Gizan)
LocationJizan Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates16°54′04″N 042°35′09″E / 16.90111°N 42.58583°E / 16.90111; 42.58583Coordinates: 16°54′04″N 042°35′09″E / 16.90111°N 42.58583°E / 16.90111; 42.58583
Map
OEGN is located in Saudi Arabia
OEGN
OEGN
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,050 10,006 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Jizan Regional Airport (IATA: GIZ[3], ICAO: OEGN), is an airport serving Jizan (also spelled Gizan), the capital city of the Jizan Province in Saudi Arabia. It is also known as King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport (Arabic: مطار الملك عبد الله الإقليمي), named after King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 20 feet (6 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,050 by 45 metres (10,007 ft × 148 ft).[1] The airport has one main terminal with two different sectors; one for departures and one for arrivals respectively. The airport also has another small terminal for short haul international arrivals and departures to near countries such as Emirates and Egypt

Airlines and destinations

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Flyadeal Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgypt Cairo
Flynas Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
Nile Air Cairo
Saudia Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Tabuk, Taif

Replacement

The Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia has confirmed and released a short trailer of the new airport that will replace the current airport. It will be named King Abdullah International Airport Jizan. According to the Centre Of Aviation's official website, the airport project, estimated at SR 2.5 billion (US$667 million), will feature a single passenger terminal with 10 aircraft gates and a VIP lounge, cargo facilities and a control tower. The airport is predicted to have the capacity to handle 2.4 million passengers p/a.

International Flights

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) started operations of international flights to and from King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan on April 9, 2015,

The airport received the first international flight from Cairo International Airport with over 100 passengers on board.

Director General of the airport Hamid Hammad Al-Ghareebi and other officials received the first international flight.

History

Some Yemeni rebels attempted to attack the airport and other airports in the region. It failed. [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for OEGN from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for GIZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (GIZ: Gizan)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Yemen's Houthis say they targeted Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport". Reuters. 20 June 2019.
  • http://centreforaviation.com/profiles/newairports/jazan-king-abdullah-bin-abdulaziz-airport

External links

  • Aeronautical chart and airport information for OEGN at SkyVector
  • Current weather for OEGN at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for GIZ at Aviation Safety Network


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