Jizan Regional Airport

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Jizan Regional Airport
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport
مطار الملك عبد الله الإقليمي
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator General Authority of Civil Aviation & Military of Saudi Arabia
Serves Jizan (Gizan)
Location Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 16°54′04″N 042°35′09″E / 16.90111°N 42.58583°E / 16.90111; 42.58583Coordinates: 16°54′04″N 042°35′09″E / 16.90111°N 42.58583°E / 16.90111; 42.58583
Map
OEGN is located in Saudi Arabia
OEGN
OEGN
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,050 10,006 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Jizan Regional Airport (IATA: GIZ[3]ICAO: OEGN), is an airport serving Jizan (also spelled Gizan), the capital city of the Jizan Province in Saudi Arabia. It is also known as King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport (Arabic: مطار الملك عبد الله الإقليمي‎‎), named after King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 20 feet (6 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,050 by 45 metres (10,007 ft × 148 ft).[1] The airport has one main terminal with two different sectors; one for departures and one for arrivals respectively. The airport also has another small terminal for short haul international arrivals and departures to near countries such as Emirates and Egypt

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
flydubai Dubai
Flynas Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Abha
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Saudia Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Tabuk, Taif

Replacement[edit]

The Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia has confirmed and released a short trailer of the new airport that will replace the current airport. It will be named King Abdullah International Airport Jizan. According to the Centre Of Aviation's official website, the airport project, estimated at SR 2.5 billion (USD667 million), will feature a single passenger terminal with 10 aircraft gates and a VIP lounge, cargo facilities and a control tower. The airport is predicted to have the capacity to handle 2.4 million passengers p/a.

International Flights[edit]

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) started operations of international flights to and from King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan on April 9, 2015

The airport received the first international flight from Cairo International Airport with over 100 passengers on board.

Director General of the airport Hamid Hammad Al-Ghareebi and other officials received the first international flight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for OEGN from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for GIZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (GIZ: Gizan)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

http://centreforaviation.com/profiles/newairports/jazan-king-abdullah-bin-abdulaziz-airport

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