Ras Tanura Airport

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Ras Tanura Airport
مطار راس تنورة
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner Saudi Aramco
Operator Saudi Aramco
Serves Ras Tanura
Location Ras Tanura
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 26°43′24″N 050°01′54″E / 26.72333°N 50.03167°E / 26.72333; 50.03167Coordinates: 26°43′24″N 050°01′54″E / 26.72333°N 50.03167°E / 26.72333; 50.03167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 7,051 2,149 Asphalt

Ras Tanura Airport is a small airport in the western side of Ras Tanura city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The airport occupies an area of 1.9 km², surrounded by residential areas and oil pipelines. It is located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Dammam, but is also close to other cities in the Province like Jubail, Khobar and Al-Thuqbah.

Overview[edit]

The airport is owned and operated by the Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco for logistics operations. The airport was used for Aramco jets and helicopters until the completion of the nearby King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, when the company moved its aviation operations from Ras Tanura and Dhahran to Dammam. Currently the airport is solely used as heliport to provide logistics to nearby offshore rigs in the Persian Gulf.

Facilities[edit]

The airport has one runway that is 2,149 meters long and 30 meters wide with lights and ILS support. There are two parking/gate for medium-sized jets, and several helipads can be found in the airport.