Kidepo Airport

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Kidepo Airport
IATA: noneICAO: HUKD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Location Lomej
Elevation AMSL 3,700 ft / 1,128 m
Coordinates 03°43′09″N 033°45′15″E / 3.71917°N 33.75417°E / 3.71917; 33.75417Coordinates: 03°43′09″N 033°45′15″E / 3.71917°N 33.75417°E / 3.71917; 33.75417
Map
HUKD is located in Uganda
HUKD
HUKD
Location of airport in Uganda
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,500 4,921 Unpaved

Kidepo Airport (ICAO: HUKD) is an airfield in Northern Region, Uganda. The airport is at Lomej, approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the headquarters of Kidepo Valley National Park,[1] and 456 kilometres (283 mi) northeast of Entebbe International Airport, the country’s largest civilian and military airport.[2]

Kidepo Airport is one of twelve upcountry airports that are administered by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, and one of the five upcountry airports that are authorized to handle cross-border air traffic from member countries of the East African Community, in an effort to promote tourism in Eastern Africa.[3] The other airports with similar authorization are Arua Airport, Gulu Airport, Kasese Airport, and Kisoro Airport.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is situated at an elevation of 3,700 feet (1,128 m) above sea level.[4] It has a single unpaved runway which measures 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in length and 21 metres (69 ft) in width,[5] although aeronautical charts give the runway length as 1,494 metres (4,902 ft).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kidepo Valley National Park". Uganda Wildlife Authority. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. The Civil Aviation Authority manages an airstrip at Lomej about 3 km south of the Park Headquarters. 
  2. ^ "Nautical Distance Between Kidepo and Entebbe with Map". Distance Calculator. GlobeFeed.com. 
  3. ^ "Aerodromes". Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Aeronautical chart showing HUKD with elevation and runway length". SkyVector. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Upgrading Aerodromes In Uganda: Arua, Kasese, Gulu , Pakuba, Kisoro and Kidepo" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority, Uganda. 12 April 2010. 

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