Port Said Airport

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Port Said International Airport
El Gamil Airport

IATA: PSDICAO: HEPS

PSD is located in Sinai
PSD
PSD
Location of airport in Sinai
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Port Said, Egypt
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 31°16′46″N 032°14′24″E / 31.27944°N 32.24000°E / 31.27944; 32.24000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,349 7,707 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Port Said Airport (IATA: PSDICAO: HEPS) serves the city of Port Said, Egypt, at the north end of the Suez Canal.

In 2011, the airport served 36,962 passengers (-5.5% vs. 2010).

Modernisation[edit]

The airport underwent a modernisation program with a partial inauguration in February 2011. The airport is seen to be vital for the coastal city and to sustain its industrial expansion plans. [3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There are currently no scheduled services to and from the airport.

Accidents[edit]

During a training flight on 15 January 2008, a Beech C90B King Air operated by the Nuclear Centre Survey crashed 500 meters from the airport while performing circuits, killing both the pilot and training pilot.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for HEPS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for PSD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/738/Business/Economy/Port-Said-Airport-to-be-inaugurated-in-February.aspx
  4. ^ Accident Report from National Transportation Safety Board

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