Nakasongola Airport

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Nakasongola Airport
IATA: n/aICAO: n/a
Nakasongola is located in Uganda
Nakasongola
Nakasongola
Location of Nakasongola Airport in Uganda
Placement on map is approximate
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Uganda People's Defence Force
Operator UPDF
Serves Nakasongola, Uganda
Location Nakasongola,  Uganda
Elevation AMSL 3,600 ft / 1,100 m
Coordinates 01°25′12″N 32°28′12″E / 1.42000°N 32.47000°E / 1.42000; 32.47000 (Nakasongola Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 9,800 3,000 Asphalt

Nakasongola Airport (IATA: n/aICAO: n/a) is an airport in Uganda. It is one of the forty-seven airports in the country, as of June 2014.[1]

Location[edit]

Nakasongola Airport is located in the neighborhood known as Wabisi, approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi), north of the town of Nakasongola, Nakasongola District, Central Uganda. It is located on the campus of Nakasongola Air Force Base, approximately 141 kilometres (88 mi), by air, directly north of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest civilian and military airport.[2] The geographic coordinates of Nakasongola Airport are 1°25′12″N 32°28′12″E / 1.42000°N 32.47000°E / 1.42000; 32.47000Coordinates: 1°25′12″N 32°28′12″E / 1.42000°N 32.47000°E / 1.42000; 32.47000.[3]

Overview[edit]

Nakasongola Airport is a medium-sized military airport that serves the town of Nakasongola. It is the largest stand-alone military airport in Uganda. Nakasongola Airport is situated approximately 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), above sea level. The airport has a single asphalt runway which measures approximately 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) in length.

The airport and the air base on which it is located, were constructed by an Israeli company in the 1970s. As of June 2014, the airport is undergoing US$11 million (UGX:28 billion) renovations, following which the headquarters of the UPDF Air Force will relocate to Nakasongola to decongest Entebbe Air Force Base.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIA, . (2013). "Uganda: Transportation - Airports". CIA Factbook. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Approximate Flight Distance Between Entebbe Airport And Nakasongola Airport With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Nakasongola Airport At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Kasasira, Risdel (5 April 2014). "Works on Nakasongola UPDF Air Base Begin". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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