Aleppo International Airport

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Aleppo International Airport
مطار حلب الدولي
Matar Halab al-Dawly
Aleppo (2) cropped.jpg
IATA: ALPICAO: OSAP
ALP is located in Syria
ALP
ALP
Location of airport in Syria
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Aleppo, Syria
Hub for Syrian Air
Elevation AMSL 1,276 ft / 389 m
Coordinates 36°10′50″N 37°13′27″E / 36.18056°N 37.22417°E / 36.18056; 37.22417
Website aleppo-airport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,110 9,547 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Aleppo International Airport (Arabic: مطار حلب الدولي‎) (IATA: ALPICAO: OSAP) is an international airport serving Aleppo, Syria. The airport serves as a secondary hub for Syrian Air.

History[edit]

The history of the airport dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It was upgraded and developed over the years until 1999 when the new current terminal was inaugurated.[3]

In January 2013 the facility closed due to the Syrian Civil War,[4] but after Syrian Army advances were made in the area, the airport re-opened on 22 January 2014, welcoming its first civilian flight in more than 1 year (flights were suspended in December 2012), carrying foreign journalists to the city.[5]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Terminal[edit]

Aleppo International Airport has a modern terminal which combines a modern and Islamic architecture. The total area is 38,000 square meters over four floors. The airport capacity is 1.7 million passengers a year.

The Terminal provides many services and utilities for operated airlines and passengers through banking, health care, postal, tourism, and information offices in addition to a duty-free shop and other amenities. The airport has digital flight information monitors and a public address system.

Aleppo International Airport terminal has four modern jetways serving four transit gates equipped with modern security screening systems, plus four more ground-level gates.

Floors[edit]

  • Basement: prayer room, stores, toilets and other amenities.
  • Ground floor: employee area, arrivals hall, departures hall, four ground gates, VIP clubrooms, and airport offices.
  • 1st floor: transit hall, four jetway-equipped gates, dutyfree shops, AIS office, nursery, restaurants, airlines' wing and aviation department offices.
  • 2nd floor: restaurants, shops, attendants' veranda.
  • Terminal external area is a dedicated parking lot.

Public utilities[edit]

  • Information office.
  • Tourist information office.
  • Postal office.
  • Communication office.
  • Insurance office.
  • Syrian Arab Airlines reservation and customer service office.
  • automated teller machines.
  • Exchange offices.
  • Syriatel mobile network customer service office.
  • Duty Free.
  • Dispensary.
  • Nursery.
  • Restaurants and cafeterias.
  • Various shops.

Historical highlights[edit]

  • In 1918 KLM airline achieved the first KLM flight to the Far East via Aleppo airport.[citation needed]
  • In 1930 Amy Johnson achieved the first worldwide flight piloted by a woman from London to Melbourne via Aleppo airport where she was gladly received.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for OSAP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ALP at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ Aleppo Int. Airport Historical Overview
  4. ^ Aleppo airport reopens after a year: Syria state media The Daily Star, 22 January 2014
  5. ^ This is your captain: We'll shortly be arriving at Syria's most dangerous city CNN, 23 January 2014

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