|Sharjah International Airport
مطار الشارقة الدولي
|IATA: SHJ – ICAO: OMSJ
||Sharjah International Airport
- Air Arabia
- Air Cess
- British Gulf International Airlines
- Click Airways
- Jupiter Airlines
- Kinshasa Airways
- Pluto Airlines
||111 ft / 34 m
||25°19′43″N 055°31′02″E / 25.32861°N 55.51722°E
Sharjah International Airport (Arabic: مطار الشارقة الدولي) (IATA: SHJ, ICAO: OMSJ) is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Sharjah Airport is the second largest Middle East Airfreight Hub in terms of cargo tonnage, according to official 2009 statistics from Airports Council International. Ground services company, Sharjah Aviation Services, handled 421,398 tonnes in 2009 - a massive 16.1% increase year on year.
Sharjah International Airport is home base of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia.
The current Sharjah Airport was built in the 1970s and was opened on 1 January 1977, replacing an airport closer to the city that had been opened in 1932 for use by Imperial Airways and which was subsequently used by the RAF until 14 December 1971. The reason for the move was development pressure from the city of Sharjah. The old airport's runway is now part of King Abdul Aziz Street in the city centre. The airport was used by the United States Air Force 926th Tactical Fighter Group during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Approximately 450 members of the unit were stationed at the airport, which flew A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft during the conflict in late 1990 and early 1991.
Airlines and destinations
|African Express Airways
||Aden, Berbera, Mogadishu, Nairobi
||Ahmedabad, Aleppo, Alexandria-El Nouzha, Almaty, Amman, Assiut, Athens, Bahrain, Bangalore, Beirut, Calicut, Casablanca, Chennai, Chittagong, Cochin, Coimbatore, Colombo, Damascus, Dammam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Goa, Hyderabad, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Jaipur, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuwait, Kiev-Boryspil, Latakia, Luxor, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, Nagpur, Najaf, Peshawar, Riyadh, Samara, Sana'a, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Trivandrum
||Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum
||Amritsar, Calicut, Cochin, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Trivandrum
||Bandar Abbas, Kish Island
||Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
|Pakistan International Airlines
||Islamabad, Sialkot, Turbat
|Saudi Arabian Airlines
||Jeddah, Medina, Muscat
|Shaheen Air International
||Accra, Kano, Kinshasa, Lagos, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire
|British Gulf International Airlines
||Baghdad, Bagram, Kabul, Kandahar, Bishkek, Djibouti
|Etihad Crystal Cargo
||Abu Dhabi, Kabul
||Amsterdam, Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Doha, Hong Kong, Muscat, Riyadh, Singapore
|Singapore Airlines Cargo
||Amsterdam, Atlanta, Brussels, Chennai, Dhaka, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Singapore
The number of passengers passing through Sharjah International Airport has drastically increased in the past decade.
Growth in traffic at Sharjah International Airport
||Total Aircraft Movements
Incidents and accidents
- On 15 December 1997 a Tupolev Tu-154 from Tajik Air crashed on approach to SHJ. Some 13 km from Sharjah the plane ran into terrain and 85 of the 86 occupants died. One of the seven crew members survived the disaster.
- On 10 February 2004, Kish Air Flight 7170, operated by a Fokker F27 crashed on approach, killing 43 of its 46 occupants, which consisted of 6 crew and 40 passengers.
- On 7 November 2004 a Boeing 747-230 Freighter was damaged beyond repair due to an aborted take-off with insufficient length runway remaining. None of the 4 crew were injured. The take-off was aborted after a report of smoke from the tower and hearing a loud bang in the cockpit.
- On 21 October 2009, Azza Transport Flight 2241, operated by a Boeing 707-320 crashed on take-off. The flight was carrying cargo only and all six crew were killed.
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||United Arab Emirates
25° 19' 42.87" N
055° 31' 01.74" E
||Joint (Civil and Military)
||001° E (05/06)
||MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
||13320 x 148 feet
4060 x 45 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.|
100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
||Available (Types unknown)
||REIL Rwy 30 lctd at displ thld.
||PN for large quantities of AvGas. (NC-100LL, A1)
||Rwy 12 PCN 56/F/A/X/U. Rwy 30 PCN 50/R/A/W/U.
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