Khartoum International Airport

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Khartoum International Airport
Khartoum International Airport.jpg
IATA: KRTICAO: HSSS
KRT is located in Sudan
KRT
KRT
Location of airport in Sudan
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Serves Khartoum
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,265 ft / 386 m
Coordinates 15°35′22.19″N 32°33′11.38″E / 15.5894972°N 32.5531611°E / 15.5894972; 32.5531611Coordinates: 15°35′22.19″N 32°33′11.38″E / 15.5894972°N 32.5531611°E / 15.5894972; 32.5531611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 9,777 2,980 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 2,178,097
Sources: List of the busiest airports in Africa[1]

Khartoum International Airport (IATA: KRTICAO: HSSS) is an airport in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

It will be replaced with a new airport 40 kilometers south of the centre of Khartoum. This is planned to have two 4000 metre runways, a passenger terminal of 86,000 square metres and a 300-room international hotel.[2][3] Construction is to be carried out by China Harbour Engineering Co. (CHEC).[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Benghazi, Tripoli
Air Arabia Sharjah
Badr Airlines El Fasher, Geneina, Nyala, Port Sudan[5]
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai-International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
flydubai Dubai-International
Flynas Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
Gulf Air Bahrain
Kenya Airways Cairo, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Med Airways Beirut
Nasair Asmara
Nova Airways El Fasher, Juba, Nyala, Port Sudan[6]
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Jordanian Amman
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Sudan Airways Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Amman-Queen Alia, Asmara, Cairo, Doha, Dubai-International, El Fasher, El Obeid, Geneina, Jeddah, Juba, Kano, Kassala, Malakal, N'Djamena, Nyala, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Sharjah, Wau
Tarco Airlines El Fasher, Geneina, Nyala, Juba[7]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk
Yemenia Sana'a

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
EgyptAir Cargo Cairo, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Emirates Sky Cargo Dubai-International
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa, Liège
Etihad Crystal Cargo Abu Dhabi
Martinair Cargo Amsterdam
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha
Saudia Cargo Jeddah
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, Johannesburg-O. R. Tambo

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 27 August 1952, Vickers Viscount G-AHRF operated by the Ministry of Supply was damaged beyond economic repair when its starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing.[8]
  • On 19 July 1983, Douglas C-47A N480F of Chevron Oil crashed shortly after take-off from Khartoum International Airport on a non-scheduled passenger flight. Both engines had failed, probably due to contaminated fuel. All 27 people on board survived.[9]
  • Sudan Airways Flight 109: On 10 June 2008, an aircraft operating from Amman, Jordan, landed and, while taxiing to the terminal, the right engine caught fire and the fire spread rapidly. Preliminary reports stated that around 100 of the 200 passengers had been killed but this was revised to 28 dead, 123 survivors and 53 unaccounted for.[10]
  • On 30 June 2008, an Ilyushin Il-76 exploded into a fireball on take-off. All 4 crew were killed.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  2. ^ "Construction of the new Khartoum Airport begins in October". Sudan Tribune. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Sudan to build new international airport near Khartoum". English.peopledaily.com.cn. Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Editor, The (17 July 2013). "The African Aviation Tribune". The African Aviation Tribune. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  5. ^ January 2014 Timetable,http://www.badrairlines.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=16
  6. ^ "Nova Airways Schedule". Novaairways.com. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Tarco air website, May 2014, http://www.tarcoairways.com/
  8. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "N480F Accident report". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Dozens die in Sudan jet inferno". BBC News. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cargo plane explodes in Khartoum, killing 4 crew". Reuters. 30 June 2008. 

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