Shark El Oweinat Intl Airport
|Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
|IATA: GSQ – ICAO: HEOW
||Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt
||859 ft / 262 m
||22°34′50″N 28°43′15″E / 22.5806°N 28.7207°ECoordinates: 22°34′50″N 28°43′15″E / 22.5806°N 28.7207°E
Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (IATA: GSQ, ICAO: HEOW) is an airport serving Sharq Al-Owainat which is located in Western Desert of Egypt. The airport caters to the New Valley Governorate.
In 2009, the airport served 8,004 passengers (-1.9% compared to 2008).
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.
EgyptAir Express offers the only service to the airport.
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 (operated by subsidiary EgyptAir Express) 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. After the signing, Janan's Chairman, Mohamed Rashed Al-Oteiba explained that the service 'would facilitate transferring experts, technicians, engineers, workers and equipments to the project area as well as transferring products from Sharq Al-Owainat to Cairo for export' .
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22° 35' 08.42" N
028° 42' 59.91" E
||002° E (01/06)
||CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
||SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)
|Daylight Saving Time
||Dates notified by NOTAM
||11483 x 148 feet
3500 x 45 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||SHARK EL OWEINAT
||Rot Bcn avbl SR-SS only.
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