Aleppo International Airport

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Aleppo International Airport
مطار حلب الدولي
Matar Halab al-Dawly
Aleppo (2) cropped.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Aleppo, Syria
Hub for Syrian Air
Elevation AMSL 1,276 ft / 389 m
Coordinates 36°10′50″N 37°13′27″E / 36.18056°N 37.22417°E / 36.18056; 37.22417
Website aleppo-airport.com
Map
Aleppo International Airport is located in Syria
Aleppo International Airport
Aleppo International Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,110 9,547 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Aleppo International Airport (Arabic: مطار حلب الدولي‎‎) (IATA: ALPICAO: OSAP) is an international airport serving Aleppo, Syria. The airport serves as a secondary hub for Syrian Air.

History[edit]

The history of the airport dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It was upgraded and developed over the years until 1999 when the new current terminal was inaugurated.[3]

In January 2013 the facility closed due to the Syrian Civil War,[4] but after Syrian Army advances were made in the area, the airport briefly re-opened on 22 January 2014, welcoming its first civilian flight in more than 1 year (flights were suspended in December 2012), carrying foreign journalists to the city.[5]

Following the Syrian government's recapture of eastern Aleppo during the Battle of Aleppo, an airplane conducted its first flight from the airport in four years. The flight, conducted on 5 January 2017, was a trial attempt by the government before the airport fully opens to the public.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Aleppo International Airport has a modern terminal which combines a modern and Islamic architecture. The total area is 38,000 square meters over four floors. The airport capacity is 1.7 million passengers a year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Syrian Air Damascus, Moscow-Vnukovo (both suspended)[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for OSAP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ALP at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Aleppo Int. Airport Historical Overview
  4. ^ Aleppo airport reopens after a year: Syria state media The Daily Star, 22 January 2014
  5. ^ This is your captain: We'll shortly be arriving at Syria's most dangerous city CNN, 23 January 2014
  6. ^ Leith Fadel. "First airplane takes off from Aleppo International Airport in 4 years". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 

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