Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
|Sharq Al-Owainat Airport|
|Location||Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt|
|Elevation AMSL||859 ft / 262 m|
Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (IATA: GSQ, ICAO: HEOW) is a small airport serving Sharq Al-Owainat which is located in Western Desert of Egypt. The airport caters to the New Valley Governorate. In 2011, it served 6,559 passengers (-0.8% compared to 2010).
Operations and facilities
The US$3 million airport was constructed in 3 months in 2003 to meet the needs of investors to bring equipment and to export crops. It occupies 36 square kilometres, with a main runway of 3500m and an apron that can serve 8 aircraft.
A simple terminal building can serve passengers at a rate of 100 per hour. No automatic luggage conveyor is provided inside the terminal.
The airport is managed under a Build-Operate-Transfer operation. The runway is not equipped with lights for night operation.
The airport is located in a free trade zone and has facilities for storing and packaging goods for export.
Airlines and destinations
In August 2009, EgyptAir signed an agreement with a UAE-based agricultural inventment firm Janan Investment Company to operate a weekly Sunday flight from the capital's Cairo International Airport to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport in order to serve the movement of workers and investors to encourage agricultural investment in the region.
operated by EgyptAir Express
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