Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is an airport located 16 km southwest of Aswan, Egypt. It was built in 1956 and upgraded in 1992 and 1999 by the Egyptian government.[3]

Aswan International Airport

مطار أسوان الدولي

Daraw Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesAswan, Egypt
Elevation AMSL662 ft / 198 m
Coordinates23°57′51″N 32°49′11″E / 23.96417°N 32.81972°E / 23.96417; 32.81972Coordinates: 23°57′51″N 32°49′11″E / 23.96417°N 32.81972°E / 23.96417; 32.81972
Map
ASW is located in Egypt
ASW
ASW
Location of airport in Egypt
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,402 11,161 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Contents

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • In October 1963, a Soviet Union military transport plane crashed at the airport, killing 14 people.[7]
  • 20 March 1969, a United Arab Airlines Il-18 crashed while attempting to land at Aswan International Airport.[8] 100 of the 105 passengers and crew on board died.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for HESN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ASW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "مطار أسوان" [Aswan Airport] (in Arabic). Egyptian Airports Company. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Leisure flights - Charter flights". aslairlines.fr.
  5. ^ "Sphinx International Airport to operate its first internal flight - Egypt Today". Egypt Today. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Nile Air adds Jeddah from Dec 2018". RoutesOnline. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ "14 Die in Crash At Aswan Airport". The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. United Press International. 21 October 1963. p. 9. Retrieved 16 May 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "92 Arab pilgrims die in Aswan Airport crash". The Arizona Republic. United Press International. 21 March 1969. p. A2. Retrieved 16 May 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  

External linksEdit

  Media related to Aswan International Airport at Wikimedia Commons