Biskra Airport

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Biskra Ouakda Airport

IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB

BSK is located in Algeria
BSK
BSK
Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Constantine
Serves Biskra
Location Oumache, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates 34°47′36.1″N 5°44′17.9″E / 34.793361°N 5.738306°E / 34.793361; 5.738306 (Mohamed Khider Airport (Biskra))Coordinates: 34°47′36.1″N 5°44′17.9″E / 34.793361°N 5.738306°E / 34.793361; 5.738306 (Mohamed Khider Airport (Biskra))
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,900 9,514 Asphalt
Source: Algerian AIP[1] Landings.com[2]

Biskra Ouakda Airport (IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as "Biskra Airfield". It was a major United States Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. Known combat units assigned to the airfield were: HQ, 5th Bombardment Wing (January–March 1943); 1st Fighter Group (14 December 1942 – February 1943) P-38 Lightning; 97th Bombardment Group (25 December 1942 – 8 February 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress; 301st Bombardment Group (16 December 1942 – 17 January 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Algérie Algiers, Lyon, Paris-Orly[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Algerian AIP and Chart
  2. ^ "DAUB @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  5. ^ Air Algerie, official website

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