Biskra Airport

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Mohamed Khider Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Constantine
Serves Biskra
Location Oumache, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates 34°48′06″N 05°44′30″E / 34.80167°N 5.74167°E / 34.80167; 5.74167Coordinates: 34°48′06″N 05°44′30″E / 34.80167°N 5.74167°E / 34.80167; 5.74167
Map
BSK is located in Algeria
BSK
BSK
Location of airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,900 9,514 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 93,644
Aircraft movements 1,434
Source: Algerian AIP[1] Landings.com,[2] ACI's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report

Mohamed Khider Airport[3] or Biskra Ouakda Airport (IATA: BSK, ICAO: DAUB) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as "Biskra Airfield". It was a major United States Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. Known combat units assigned to the airfield were: HQ, 5th Bombardment Wing (January–March 1943); 1st Fighter Group (14 December 1942 – February 1943) P-38 Lightning; 97th Bombardment Group (25 December 1942 – 8 February 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress; 301st Bombardment Group (16 December 1942 – 17 January 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress.[4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Algérie Algiers, Lyon, Paris–Orly[6], Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Tassili Airlines Algiers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Algerian AIP and Chart
  2. ^ "DAUB @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  4. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  6. ^ Air Algerie, official website

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