Abha Regional Airport

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Abha Regional Airport
مطار أبهـــا
IATA: AHBICAO: OEAB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State
Operator Government
Serves Abha / Khamis Mushait
Location 'Asir Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 6,858 ft / 2,090 m
Coordinates 18°14′25″N 042°39′24″E / 18.24028°N 42.65667°E / 18.24028; 42.65667Coordinates: 18°14′25″N 042°39′24″E / 18.24028°N 42.65667°E / 18.24028; 42.65667
Map
OEAB is located in Saudi Arabia
OEAB
OEAB
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,350 10,991 Asphalt
Sources: [1][2]

Abha Regional Airport (Arabic: مطار أبهـــا‎, IATA: AHB[3]ICAO: OEAB) is an airport in Abha, the capital of 'Asir Province in Saudi Arabia.

The airport has services to several domestic airports within the Kingdom. It also offers international flights to Aden and Sana'a in Yemen, Cairo in Egypt, also it has non stop flights to Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE.

Construction of Abha Airport was started in mid-1975 by Laing Wimpey Alireza. Hitherto domestic flights were handled at the military airport near Khamis Mushait. The airport was launched in 1977.[4]

The design was carried out by the Dutch Consultants NACO.

The site was new construction area between the cities of Khamis Mushait and Abha and served both equally.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 6,858 feet (2,090 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,350 by 45 metres (10,991 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah[5]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
EgyptAir Cairo
Felix Airways Aden, Sana'a
flydubai Dubai-International
Flynas Riyadh,Jeddah
Saudia Cairo, Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, Tabuk, Ta’if

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for OEAB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for AHB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (AHB: Abha)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Abha Airport Airport". Idealo. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Air Arabia begin Sharjah-Abha service from May 2013". Saudi Gazette. 16 April 2013. 

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