Qaisumah Domestic Airport
|Qaisumah Domestic Airport
مطار القيصومة المحلي
|IATA: AQI – ICAO: OEPA|
|Serves||Qaisumah, Hafar Al-Batin|
|Location||Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia|
|Elevation AMSL||1,174 ft / 358 m|
Qaisumah Domestic Airport (Arabic: مطار القيصومة المحلي, IATA: AQI, ICAO: OEPA) is an airport serving Qaisumah (also spelled Al Qaysumah), a village in the city of Hafar Al-Batin in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
The airport began in 1962 as a dusty runway for a Dakota aircraft which was used at that time for transporting Saudi Aramco employees between stations in the northern region. Today, the airport has a 3000 metres runway capable of handling Boeing 737, a total of 11 million square metre area, a passenger terminal, a sewage system and a water treatment and stand-by power plant.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:
- Hafar Al-Batin Domestic Airport (King Khaled Military City Airport), located at .
- Airport information for OEPA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for AQI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Qaisumah Domestic Airport". General Authority of Civil Aviation. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. (English)
- "IATA Airport Code Search (AQI: Qaisumah, Hafar al Batin)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) (English)
- Aeronautical chart for OEPA at SkyVector
- Current weather for OEPA at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for AQI / OEPA at Aviation Safety Network