Rumbek Airport

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Rumbek Airport
Sudan Rumbek airstrip northview 2004.jpg
The runway in 2004
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerCivil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
ServesRumbek, South Sudan
LocationRumbek,  South Sudan
Elevation AMSL1,380 ft / 420 m
Coordinates6°50′N 29°40′E / 6.83°N 29.67°E / 6.83; 29.67 (Nimule Airport)
Rumbek is located in South Sudan
Location of Rumbek Airport in South Sudan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 4,363.5 1,330 Unpaved

Rumbek Airport (IATA: RBX, ICAO: HSMK) is an airport in South Sudan, near Rumbek the capital of Western Lakes State. The airport is served by several national airlines and by air charter service providers.


Rumbek Airport is located in Rumbek Central County, Western Lakes State, in central South Sudan, near the town of Rumbek. Its location lies approximately 302 kilometres (188 mi), by air, northwest of Juba International Airport, the largest airport in the country.[1] Rumbek Airport is located at an altitude of 420 metres (1,380 ft) above sea level.[2] The geogroaphical coordinates of this airport are: 6° 49' 48.00"N, 29° 40' 12.00"E (Latitude: 6.83000; Longitude: 29.6700).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Service was provided to Juba, South Sudan by Southern Star Airlines until the airline ceased flying in 2011.

Aircraft Leasing Services Lokichogio, Nairobi-Wilson

Accidents and incidents[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance between Rumbek (Al Buhayrat) and Juba (Airport), Sudan". Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  2. ^ allmetsat. "Climate: Rumbek, Sudan". Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  3. ^ "3C-KKB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  4. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft 1900C 5Y-FLX Rumbek". Retrieved 2018-08-24.

Coordinates: 6°49′48″N 29°40′12″E / 6.83000°N 29.67000°E / 6.83000; 29.67000