Sharq Al-Owainat Airport

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Sharq Al-Owainat Airport


GSQ is located in Egypt
Location of airport in Egypt
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt
Elevation AMSL 859 ft / 262 m
Coordinates 22°34′50.16″N 28°43′14.52″E / 22.5806000°N 28.7207000°E / 22.5806000; 28.7207000
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (IATA: GSQICAO: 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Airlines Destinations
operated by EgyptAir Express

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for HEOW at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for GSQ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).