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Aswan International Airport

Coordinates: 23°57′51″N 32°49′11″E / 23.96417°N 32.81972°E / 23.96417; 32.81972
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Aswan International Airport

مطار أسوان الدولي

Daraw Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesAswan, Egypt
Elevation AMSL662 ft / 198 m
Coordinates23°57′51″N 32°49′11″E / 23.96417°N 32.81972°E / 23.96417; 32.81972
ASW is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,402 11,161 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), is a domestic airport (despite its name) located 16 km southwest of Aswan, Egypt. It was built in 1956 and upgraded in 1992 and 1999 by the Egyptian government.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled passenger flights at Aswan Airport:

Air Cairo Abu Simbel, Cairo[4]
Seasonal: Lisbon[5]
Egyptair Abu Simbel, Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal Charter: Cairo

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In October 1963, a Soviet Union military transport plane crashed at the airport, killing 14 people.[6]
  • 20 March 1969, a United Arab Airlines Il-18 crashed while attempting to land at Aswan International Airport.[7] 100 of the 105 passengers and crew on board died.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Airport information for HESN". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ASW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "مطار أسوان" [Aswan Airport] (in Arabic). Egyptian Airports Company. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Air Cairo July - October 2022 ATR72 Operations". aeroroutes.com. 21 July 2022.
  5. ^ name=SU>"Air Cairo 4Q22 Network Additions Summary – 13OCT22". aeroroutes.com. 13 October 2022.
  6. ^ "14 Die in Crash At Aswan Airport". The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. United Press International. 21 October 1963. p. 9. Retrieved 16 May 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon
  7. ^ "92 Arab pilgrims die in Aswan Airport crash". The Arizona Republic. United Press International. 21 March 1969. p. A2. Retrieved 16 May 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon

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