Qamishli Airport

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Qamishli Airport
مطار القامشلي الدولي
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Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Qamishli, Syria
Elevation AMSL 1,480 ft / 451 m
Coordinates 37°01′14″N 041°11′29″E / 37.02056°N 41.19139°E / 37.02056; 41.19139
KAC is located in Syria
Location of airport in Syria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,615 11,860 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Qamishli Airport[3] (Arabic: مطار القامشلي‎‎) (IATA: KACICAO: OSKL) is an airport serving Qamishli, a city in northeastern Syria.


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,480 feet (451 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 03/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,615 by 46 metres (11,860 ft × 151 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus, Beirut
FlyDamas Damascus, Latakia
Syrian Air Damascus, Latakia[4]

During Syrian Civil War[edit]

On 21 January 2016, Russia′s activity presumably aimed at setting up a new military base in the government-controlled and mainly abandoned airport was first reported.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b Airport information for OSKL from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for KAC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ SYRIA:direct. 21 October 2015  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Fisk, Robert. "What does Isis look like from the air? I buckled up my seat belt and found out." The Independent. November 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Russians survey new airbase on Syria-Turkey border, US officials concerned". Fox News Channel. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Россия и США синхронно создают новые авиабазы на севере Сирии". NEWSru. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. officials: Russia looking at Syria airfield near Turkey". CNN. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 

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