Abha Regional Airport

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Abha International Airport
مطار أبهـــا الدولي
Airport type Public
Owner State
Operator Government
Serves Abha / Khamis Mushait
Location 'Asir Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 6,858 ft / 2,090 m
Coordinates 18°14′25″N 042°39′24″E / 18.24028°N 42.65667°E / 18.24028; 42.65667Coordinates: 18°14′25″N 042°39′24″E / 18.24028°N 42.65667°E / 18.24028; 42.65667
OEAB is located in Saudi Arabia
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,350 10,991 Asphalt

Abha International Airport (Arabic: مطار أبهـــا الدولي‎‎, IATA: AHB[3]ICAO: OEAB) is an airport in Abha, the capital of 'Asir Province in Saudi Arabia.

The airport has services to several domestic airports within the Kingdom. It also offers international flights to Aden and Sana'a in Yemen, Cairo in Egypt, Doha in Qatar, also it has non stop flights to Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE.

Construction of Abha Airport was started in mid-1975 by Laing Wimpey Alireza. Hitherto domestic flights were handled at the military airport near Khamis Mushait. The airport was launched in 1977.[4]

The design was carried out by the Dutch Consultants NACO.

The site was a new construction area between the cities of Khamis Mushait and Abha and served both equally.


The airport resides at an elevation of 6,858 feet (2,090 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,350 by 45 metres (10,991 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
EgyptAir Cairo
Felix Airways Aden, Sana'a (All suspended)[5]
flydubai Dubai-International
Flynas Al-Baha, Bisha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Riyadh, Wadi al-Dawasir [6]
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Cairo, Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, Sharurah, Tabuk, Ta’if


  1. ^ a b Airport information for OEAB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for AHB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (AHB: Abha)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Abha Airport Airport". Idealo. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Ghattas, Abir. "Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad". Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.flynas.com/en/booking-flynas/flight-schedule

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