Kidepo Airport ( ICAO: HUKD) is small airfield in Uganda. The airport is located at a place called Lomej, approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi), by road, south of the headquarters of Kidepo Valley National Park It is in extreme northeastern [1 ] Uganda, approximately 456 kilometres (283 mi), by air, northeast of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest civilian and military airport. [2 ]
Kidepo Airport is one of the 46 airports in the country.
It is a small civilian airport that serves [3 ] Kidepo Valley National Park. It is one of the 13 upcountry airports that are administered by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. It is also one of the five upcountry airports that are authorized to handle cross-border air traffic from the member countries of the East African Community, in an effort to promote tourism in Eastern Africa. The other four upcountry airports with similar authorization include: [4 ] Arua Airport, Gulu Airport, Kasese Airport, and Kisoro Airport.
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The airport is situated at an elevation of 3,700 feet (1,128 m)
above sea level. It has a single unpaved [5 ] runway which measures 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in length and 21 metres (69 ft) in width, although aeronautical charts give the runway length as 1,494 metres (4,902 ft). [6 ] [5 ]
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