El Arish International Airport (Arabic: مطار العريش الدولي) (IATA: AAC, ICAO: HEAR) is an airport near El Arish, Egypt.
The airport is home to Palestinian Airlines. In May 2012, the company restarted two-weekly flights to Amman, with flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to follow soon .
It is the closest airport to the Gaza Strip. The airline relocated to this airport after Yasser Arafat International Airport was rendered non-operational when the runway was destroyed by Israeli forces. The airport has been mainly used for Palestinian passengers traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj Muslim pilgrimage.
In 2011 the airport served 5,991 passengers (-45.4% vs. 2010).
Airlines and destinations
- ^ Airport information for HEAR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- ^ Airport information for AAC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- ^ http://www.palairlines.com/TimeTable.aspx