Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport
|Al Qaisumah/Hafr Al Batin Airport
مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن
|Serves||Qaisumah, Hafar Al-Batin|
|Location||Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia|
|Elevation AMSL||1,174 ft / 358 m|
Al Qaisumah/Hafr al Batin Airport (Arabic: مطار القيصومة/حفر الباطن, IATA: AQI, ICAO: OEPA) is an airport serving Al Qaisumah (also spelled Al Qaysumah), a village near the city of Hafar Al-Batin in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The airport itself is about 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) southeast of Hafar Al-Batin.
The airport began in 1962 as a dusty runway for a Dakota aircraft which was used at that time for transporting Saudi Aramco employees between stations in the northern region. Today, the airport has a 3000 metres runway capable of handling Boeing 737, a total of 11 million square metre area, a passenger terminal, a sewage system and a water treatment and stand-by power plant.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Jeddah, Riyadh|
- Hafar Al-Batin Domestic Airport (King Khaled Military City Airport), located at .
- General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) (in English)
- Aeronautical chart for OEPA at SkyVector
- Current weather for OEPA at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for AQI / OEPA at Aviation Safety Network