Palmyra Airport

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Palmyra Airport
مطار تدمر
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IATA: PMSICAO: OSPR

PMS is located in Syria
PMS
PMS
Location of airport in Syria
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Palmyra, Syria
Elevation AMSL 403 m / 1,322 ft
Coordinates 34°33′27″N 038°19′01″E / 34.55750°N 38.31694°E / 34.55750; 38.31694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,880 9,449 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Palmyra Airport (Arabic: مطار تدمر‎‎) (IATA: PMSICAO: OSPR) is an airport serving Tadmur (ancient Palmyra),[1] a city in Syria.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 403 metres (1,322 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,880 by 45 metres (9,449 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, there are currently no scheduled flights operated to or from the airport. On 20 May 2015, ISIL captured the airbase.[3]

As of 27 March 2016, it has since been recaptured by the Syrian Army following the 2016 Palmyra offensive.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for OSPR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for PMS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Leith Fadel. "Battlefield Update from Palmyra: ISIS Captures the Ancient and Modern Sectors". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regime forces takes control on Tadmur prison and military airport". Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 

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