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Khartoum International Airport (IATA: KRT, ICAO: HSSS) (Arabic:مطار الخرطوم الدولي) is an airport in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Khartoum International Airport

مطار الخرطوم الدولي
Summary
Airport typeJoint (Civil and Military)
ServesKhartoum
LocationKhartoum, Sudan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL1,265 ft / 386 m
Coordinates15°35′22.19″N 32°33′11.38″E / 15.5894972°N 32.5531611°E / 15.5894972; 32.5531611Coordinates: 15°35′22.19″N 32°33′11.38″E / 15.5894972°N 32.5531611°E / 15.5894972; 32.5531611
Websitekhairport.gov.sd
Map
KRT is located in Sudan
KRT
KRT
Location of airport in Sudan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 9,777 2,980 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers2,178,097

The current facility will be replaced with a new airport 40 kilometers south of the centre of Khartoum. This is planned to have two 4000 metre runways, a passenger terminal of 86,000 square metres and a 300-room international hotel.[2][3] Construction is to be carried out by China Harbour Engineering Co. (CHEC).[4]

Contents

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 27 August 1952, Vickers Viscount G-AHRF operated by the Ministry of Supply was damaged beyond economic repair when its starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing.[12]
  • On 19 July 1983, Douglas C-47A N480F of Chevron Oil crashed shortly after take-off from Khartoum International Airport on a non-scheduled passenger flight. Both engines had failed, probably due to contaminated fuel. All 27 people on board survived.[13]
  • Sudan Airways Flight 109: On 10 June 2008, an aircraft operating from Amman, Jordan, landed and went off the end of the runway. The right engine then caught fire and the fire spread rapidly. Preliminary reports stated that around 100 of the 200 passengers had been killed[14] but this was revised to 30 dead with 184 survivors.[15]
  • On 30 June 2008, an Ilyushin Il-76 exploded into a fireball on take-off. All 4 crew were killed.[16]
  • On 3 October 2018 a Sudan Air Force Antonov An-32 collided with another Sudan Air Force Antonov An-30.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  2. ^ "Construction of the new Khartoum Airport begins in October". Sudan Tribune. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Sudan to build new international airport near Khartoum". English.peopledaily.com.cn. Retrieved 13 June 2008.
  4. ^ Editor, The (17 July 2013). "The African Aviation Tribune". The African Aviation Tribune. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ chamwings.com - Where we fly retrieved 9 September 2018
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284130/eritrean-airlines-adds-kano-service-from-may-2019/
  7. ^ "SalamAir kick-starts Khartoum connection". 23 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Flight Schedule". tarcoaviation.com.
  9. ^ "Tchadia Airlines outlines planned network from Oct 2018". routesonline.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  11. ^ "Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Operations get ready for DWC move". Emirates SkyCargo. 2 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  13. ^ "N480F Accident report". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  14. ^ "Dozens die in Sudan jet inferno". BBC News. 10 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  15. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 26 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Cargo plane explodes in Khartoum, killing 4 crew". Reuters. 30 June 2008.
  17. ^ "BREAKING Two Antonov aircraft have collided on the ground at Khartoum Airport, Sudan". Airlive Contributors. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Khartoum International Airport at Wikimedia Commons