Wau Airport

Wau Airport
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Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerCivil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
ServesWau, South Sudan
LocationWau, South Sudan
Elevation AMSL433 m / 1,421 ft
Coordinates07°43′30″N 027°58′48″E / 7.72500°N 27.98000°E / 7.72500; 27.98000
WUU is located in South Sudan
Location of airport in South Sudan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,202 Paved

Wau Airport is a civilian airport that serves the city of Wau and surrounding communities. Feeder Airlines has three return flights a week between Khartoum-Wau-Juba.[1][2][3] Southern Star Airlines used to provide service on Wednesdays and Sundays to Juba; however, this service has been suspended in 2011 when the airline ceased flying.[4]


Wau Airport (IATA: WUU, ICAO: HSWW) is located in Wau County, Wau State, in the city of Wau. The airport is located to the northeast of the central business district of the city.

This location lies approximately 511 kilometres (318 mi), by air, northwest of Juba International Airport, the largest airport in South Sudan.[5] The geographic coordinates of Wau Airport are: 7° 72' 58.12"N, 27° 97' 31.00"E (Latitude: 7.7250; Longitude: 27.9800). This airport sits at an elevation of 433 metres (1,421 ft) above sea level. In December 2012. a new paved runway measuring 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in length was opened.

Airlines and destinations

Service to Juba, South Sudan was provided by Southern Star Airlines until the airline's failure in late 2011.[citation needed]

Badr Airlines Juba, Khartoum
Golden Wings Aviation Juba, Khartoum
Nova Airways Khartoum

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ Website of Feeder Airlines
  2. ^ Dreamofafricasafaris.com Juba to Wau on Feeder Airlines
  3. ^ "South Sudan - Local transport | World Travel Guide". archive.is. 2013-02-22. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. ^ Southern Star Airlines schedule
  5. ^ "Flight Distance from JUB to WUU". www.travelmath.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

External links

  • Location of Wau Airport At Google Maps
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