Sohag International Airport

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Sohag International Airport
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IATA: HMBICAO: HEMK
HMB is located in Egypt
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Location of airport in Egypt
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Sohag, Egypt
Elevation AMSL 859 ft / 262 m
Coordinates 26°20′23.71″N 31°44′21.59″E / 26.3399194°N 31.7393306°E / 26.3399194; 31.7393306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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15/33 3,000 9,842 Asphalt

Sohag International Airport (IATA: HMBICAO: HEMK) is an airport serving Sohag which is located in the Sohag Governorate of Egypt. The airport is located 25 km south of the city.

The airport was officially inaugurated by the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on 25 May 2010.

Operations and facilities[edit]

The project cost an estimated US$80 million with construction beginning in January 2009 to include a passenger terminal, a control aprons, a runway and 33 buildings allocated for various airport services.

The facility is designed to handle approximately 3.5 million passengers per year.

The passenger terminal building is designed with a unique Pharaonic design, consisting of two international halls for arrivals and departures, a VIP hall, duty-free shops and security facilities. The facility includes it own electricity, water, sewage and communication stations in addition there is a parking area capable of handling 400 vehicles and 25 buses.

The airport's sole runway is 3 km in length and 45 metres wide. The airport can receive aircraft as large as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. The apron is designed to handle 6 aircraft, with plans to expand this to accommodate 14 aircraft.

The new airport is the fifth international airport in Upper Egypt after Luxor, Aswan, Assiut and Abu Simbel.

The airport will primarily cater for domestic travel and traffic between Sohag/Upper Egypt and the Gulf states including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of August 2011, the following airlines served the airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Cairo Kuwait
EgyptAir
operated by EgyptAir Express
Cairo
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Nas Air Jeddah, Riyadh

Renaming of the Airport[edit]

In the light of ousting of Hosni Mubarak and a subsequent court verdict ordering removal of Mubarak's name off all establishments in Egypt, the airport was renamed to Sohag International Airport. The road signage leading to the airport has not yet been changed.

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