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Atar Airport



Atar Airport
IATA: ATR – ICAO: GQPA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government
Location Atar, Mauritania
Elevation AMSL 758 ft / 231 m
Coordinates 20°30′24″N 013°02′35″W / 20.50667°N 13.04306°W / 20.50667; -13.04306Coordinates: 20°30′24″N 013°02′35″W / 20.50667°N 13.04306°W / 20.50667; -13.04306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,004 9,855 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Atar Airport or Atar International Airport (IATA: ATR, ICAO: GQPA) is an airport serving Atar, a town in the Adrar Region of Mauritania.

World War II

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command as a stopover for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It connected to Dakar Airport in the South and Agadir Airport to the north.



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General Info
Country Mauritania
ICAO ID GQPA
Time UTC 0
Latitude 20.506828
20° 30' 24.58" N
Longitude -13.043194
013° 02' 35.50" W
Elevation 758 feet
231 meters
Magnetic Variation 006° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
INFO
Opr HS, OT O/R 24 hr to GQNNYDYX.
118.3
RDO
Opr HS, OT O/R 24 hr to GQNNYDYX.
5680


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 9855 x 98 feet
3004 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB AR ATAR - 326 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
LGT O/R 24 hr to GQNNZT
OPR HOURS Opr SR+15-SS+15.



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