Aden International Airport is an international airport in Aden, Yemen ( IATA: ADE, ICAO: OYAA).
The airport was established on the former
RAF Khormaksar, which opened in 1917 and closed as an RAF station in 1967. It later served as a Soviet Air Force station during the 1970s and 1980s. It is the second largest airport in Yemen after Sana'a International Airport.
The new terminal was built between 1983–1985 with a capacity of one million passenger a year. In 2000 the constructions at the new control tower and airport department building were completed.
The airport is also a
Yemeni Air Force base. The base is home to the 128 Squadron Detachment. Aircraft attached to the squadron are mainly transport and attack helicopters (Ka27/28, Mi-8, Mi-14, Mi-17, Mi-24, Mi-171Sh).
Airlines and destinations [ edit ]
African Express Airways
Berbera, Bosaso, Galkayo, Mogadishu
Felix Airways Abha, Ataq, Bahrain, Dammam, Riyan Mukalla, Sana'a, Seiyun, Sharjah, Socotra
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Sana'a
Yemenia Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Mumbai, Riyadh, Sana'a
Accidents and incidents [ edit ]
On 22 February 1972, hijacked
Lufthansa Flight 649, a Boeing 747-200, was diverted to the airport. Once a ransom of 5 million US$ had been paid, all 187 hostages were released on the following day. [2 ] On 19 March 1972,
EgyptAir Flight 763 crashed while on approach to Aden International. All 30 passengers and crew on board were killed. On 16 October 1977, a
hijacked aircraft of Lufthansa D-ABCE (Landshut) performed a fuelstop on its way to Mogadishu which was not allowed by the airport crew of Aden. On 1 March 1977,
Douglas C-47A 7O-ABF of Alyemda crashed into the Red Sea shortly after take-off. The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight. All 19 people on board were killed. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
External links [ edit ]