Ain Beida Airport

Ain Beida Airport (French: Aéroport de Ouargla / Ain Beida[1]) (IATA: OGX, ICAO: DAUU), also known as Ouargla Airport,[3] is an airport serving Ouargla, a city in the Ouargla Province of eastern Algeria. It is located 4.3 nautical miles (8 km) southeast of the city.[1] The airport is in the Sahara Desert, about 540 km southeast of Algiers.

Ain Beida Airport

Aéroport de Ouargla / Ain Beida
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorEGSA Alger
LocationOuargla, Algeria
Elevation AMSL152 m / 499 ft
Coordinates31°55′53″N 05°24′24″E / 31.93139°N 5.40667°E / 31.93139; 5.40667Coordinates: 31°55′53″N 05°24′24″E / 31.93139°N 5.40667°E / 31.93139; 5.40667
OGX is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
18/36 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

The Ourgla (OUR) VOR-DME and Ourgla (OU) Non-directional beacon navigational aids are north of and aligned with the runways.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Air Algérie Adrar, Algiers, Constantine, Djanet, El Golea, Illizi, In Amenas, Oran, Tamanrasset, Tunis

World War IIEdit

During World War II the airport was known as Sedrata Airfield, and was used by the United States Twelfth Air Force in the Western Desert Campaign in 1942–1943. Known units assigned to the airfield were:


  1. ^ a b c (in French) AIP and Chart for DAUU – OUARGLA / Ain Beida from Service d'Information Aéronautique - Algerie
  2. ^ (in French) Aéroport de Ouargla : Ain Beida from Établissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d’Alger (EGSA Alger)
  3. ^ a b Airport information for DAUU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Google Maps - Ouargla
  5. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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