Ain Beida Airport

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Ain Beida Airport

Aéroport de Ouargla / Ain Beida
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorEGSA Alger
ServesOuargla
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
Map
OGX is located in Algeria
OGX
OGX
Location of airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
18/36 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

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.

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

World War II[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  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". skyvector.com. Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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