Bassel Al-Assad International Airport

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Martyr Basil Al-Assad International Airport
مطار الشهيد باسل الأسد الدولي
Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 passes a Syrianair Airbus A320 at Latakia.jpg


LTK is located in Syria
Location of airport in Syria
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Latakia, Syria
Elevation AMSL 157 ft / 48 m
Coordinates 35°24′03″N 035°56′55″E / 35.40083°N 35.94861°E / 35.40083; 35.94861
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,797 9,175 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Bassel al-Assad International Airport (Arabic: مطار باسل الأسد الدولي‎) (IATA: LTKICAO: OSLK) is an airport serving Latakia,[1] 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.


The airport resides at an elevation of 157 feet (48 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,797 by 45 metres (9,177 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Destinations as of June 2015

Airlines Destinations
Syrian Air[3] Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Damascus, Dubai, Jeddah, Kamishly, Kuwait, Riyadh, Sharjah
Autolux Kiev-Boryspil[4]
UM Airlines Kiev-Boryspil

Military use[edit]

The airport has been used as a principal airbase by the Russian Air Forces in Syria since 30 September 2015.

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