Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport

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Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport
مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن
IATA: AQIICAO: OEPA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Qaisumah, Hafar Al-Batin
Location Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 1,174 ft / 358 m
Coordinates 28°20′06.8″N 046°07′29.8″E / 28.335222°N 46.124944°E / 28.335222; 46.124944Coordinates: 28°20′06.8″N 046°07′29.8″E / 28.335222°N 46.124944°E / 28.335222; 46.124944
Map
OEPA is located in Saudi Arabia
OEPA
OEPA
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

Al Qaisumah/Hafr al Batin Airport (Arabic: مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن‎, IATA: AQIICAO: OEPA) is an airport serving Al Qaisumah (also spelled Al Qaysumah), a village near the city of Hafar Al-Batin in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The airport itself is about 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) southeast of Hafar Al-Batin.

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.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,174 feet (358 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah, Riyadh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qaisumah Domestic Airport". General Authority of Civil Aviation. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.  (English)

External links[edit]