Bassel Al-Assad International Airport
||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Khmeimim Air Base. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2015.|
|Latakia Bassel Al-Assad International Airport
مطار الشهيد باسل الأسد الدولي
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Elevation AMSL||157 ft / 48 m|
Bassel al-Assad International Airport (Arabic: مطار باسل الأسد الدولي) (IATA: LTK, ICAO: OSLK) is an airport serving Latakia, the principal port city of Syria. The airport is named for Bassel al-Assad (1962–1994), son of the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and brother of the current President Bashar al-Assad.
Airlines and destinations
Destinations as of June 2015
|Syrian Air||Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Damascus, Dubai, Jeddah, Kamishly, Kuwait, Moscow-Vnukovo, Riyadh, Sharjah|
Adjacent to the civilian airport is the Khmeimim Air Base, the principal airbase by the Russian Air Force to conduct its air campaign in Syria since 30 September 2015. Among the Russian servicemen posted, there are currently (early October 2015) around 600 members of the Russian Naval Infantry, whose role is to help provide security for the airbase.
Russian Sukhoi Su-25s taking off from Latakia in 2015
A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 at Latakia
A Russian Sukhoi Su-34 at Bassel al-Assad International Airport
Two Sukhoi Su-25s at Bassel Al-Assad International Airport in Latakia during the intervention
- Airport information for OSLK from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for LTK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Ukrainian airplane takes first flight to Syria among European airways after years of suspension
- Syrianair Flights June 2015
- "Seasonal Timetable". Vnukovo International Airport, JSC. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- Myers, Steven Lee; Schmitt, Eric (14 October 2015). "Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice". The New York Times (Online). Retrieved 15 October 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bassel Al-Assad International Airport.|
|This article about a Syrian airport is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|