Qaisumah Domestic Airport

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Qaisumah Domestic Airport
مطار القيصومة المحلي
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″N 046°07′30″E / 28.33500°N 46.12500°E / 28.33500; 46.12500Coordinates: 28°20′06″N 046°07′30″E / 28.33500°N 46.12500°E / 28.33500; 46.12500
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
Sources: [1][2][3]

Qaisumah Domestic Airport[3] (Arabic: مطار القيصومة المحلي‎, IATA: AQI[4]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.[3]

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).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for OEPA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for AQI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ a b c "Qaisumah Domestic Airport". General Authority of Civil Aviation. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.  (English)
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (AQI: Qaisumah, Hafar al Batin)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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