Khartoum International Airport

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

Khartoum International Airport

مطار الخرطوم الدولي
Khartoum International Airport.jpg
Airport typeJoint (Civil and Military)
LocationKhartoum, Sudan
Hub forSudan Airways, Badr Airlines, Tarco Aviation
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
KRT is located in Sudan
Location of airport in Sudan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 9,777 2,980 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Access road

Khartoum airport is situated in the heart of the capital and serving as the country's main gateway to world. 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]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Afriqiyah Airways Benghazi, Tripoli–Mitiga
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi,[5] Sharjah
Badr Airlines Addis Ababa, Cairo, Damazin, Doha, Dubai–International, El Fasher, El Obeid, Geneina, Istanbul, Jeddah, Juba, Kano, Kassala, Nyala, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Wau
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus[6]
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai–International
Eritrean Airlines Asmara, Cairo, Kano[7]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
flydubai Dubai–International
Flynas Abha,[8] Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
Golden Wings Aviation Juba, Wau
Gulf Air Bahrain
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Libyan Airlines Tripoli–Mitiga
Nova Airways El Fasher, Jeddah, Juba, Nyala, Port Sudan
SaudiaJeddah, Medina, Riyadh
Sudan AirwaysAddis Ababa, Asmara, Cairo, El Fasher, Geneina, Jeddah, Juba, Kano, N'Djamena, Nyala, Port Sudan, Riyadh
Syrian AirDamascus
Tarco AirlinesAmman–Queen Alia, Asmara, Cairo, Dammam, Doha,[10] Entebbe, Jeddah, Juba, Kano, Kuwait, N'Djamena, Riyadh
Seasonal: Aden, Seiyun[11]
Tchadia AirlinesN'Djamena[12]
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul


EgyptAir Cargo Cairo, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Emirates Sky Cargo[13] Dubai–Al Maktoum
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa, Liège
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha
Saudia Cargo Jeddah
Turkish Cargo Istanbul–Atatürk, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta

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.[14]
  • 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.[15]
  • 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[16] but this was revised to 30 dead with 184 survivors.[17]
  • On 30 June 2008, an Ilyushin Il-76 exploded into a fireball on take-off. All 4 crew were killed.[18]
  • On 3 October 2018 a Sudan Air Force Antonov An-32 collided with another Sudan Air Force Antonov An-30.[19]


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  2. ^ "Construction of the new Khartoum Airport begins in October". Sudan Tribune. 20 February 2006. Archived from the original on 1 August 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Sudan to build new international airport near Khartoum". Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2008.
  4. ^ Editor, The (17 July 2013). "The African Aviation Tribune". The African Aviation Tribune. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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  6. ^ - Where we fly Archived 28 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 9 September 2018
  7. ^ "Eritrean Airlines adds Kano service from May 2019". Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "flynas W19 network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ "SalamAir kick-starts Khartoum connection". 23 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Tarco Aviation adds Khartoum – Doha route from Dec 2019".
  11. ^ "Flight Schedule".
  12. ^ "Tchadia Airlines outlines planned network from Oct 2018". Archived from the original on 27 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Operations get ready for DWC move". Emirates SkyCargo. 2 April 2014. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  15. ^ "N480F Accident report". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  16. ^ "Dozens die in Sudan jet inferno". BBC News. 10 June 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  17. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 26 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Cargo plane explodes in Khartoum, killing 4 crew". Reuters. 30 June 2008. Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  19. ^ "BREAKING Two Antonov aircraft have collided on the ground at Khartoum Airport, Sudan". Airlive Contributors. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

External linksEdit

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