|Sharjah International Airport
مطار الشارقة الدولي
|IATA: SHJ – ICAO: OMSJ|
|Operator||Sharjah International Airport|
|Time zone||UAE Standard Time (UTC+04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||116 ft / 35 m|
|Sources: UAE AIP
Statistics from Sharjah International Airport
Sharjah International Airport (Arabic: مطار الشارقة الدولي) IATA: SHJ, ICAO: OMSJ is an airport located 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) east south east of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is spread over an area of 3,593,390 m2 (38,678,900 sq ft).
Sharjah Airport is the second largest Middle East airfreight hub in cargo tonnage, according to official 2009 statistics from Airports Council International. Ground services company, Sharjah Aviation Services, handled 421,398 tonnes in 2009 – a 16.1% increase year on year. It has one passenger terminal with an area of 105,300 m2 (1,133,000 sq ft).
Sharjah International Airport is home base of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia. The headquarters of Air Arabia is in the Sharjah Freight Center, on the property of the airport in Sharjah, UAE. The center is an old cargo terminal.
The current Sharjah Airport was built in the 1970s and was opened on 1 January 1977. It replaced RAF Sharjah which was closer to the city and was opened in 1932. It was the first airport in UAE and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, for use by Imperial Airways, and was subsequently used by the RAF until 14 December 1971. The reason for the move was development pressure from the city of Sharjah. The old airport's runway is now part of King Abdul Aziz Street in the city centre.
The airport was used by the United States Air Force 926th Tactical Fighter Group during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Approximately 450 members of the unit were stationed at the airport, which flew A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft during the conflict in late 1990 and early 1991.
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|Air India||Amritsar, Chennai, Cochin, Kozhikode, Thiruvanathapuram, Visakhapatnam|
|Air India Express||Cochin, Kozhikode, Thiruvanathapuram, Jaipur|
|Felix Airways||Aden, Riyan Mukalla, Sana'a|
|Flynas||Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh|
|Kish Air||Kish Island|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Peshawar, Turbat|
|Orenair||Charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St Petersburg, Volgograd|
|Primera Air||Seasonal: Malmö|
|SCAT||Seasonal: Almaty, Astana|
|Shaheen Air||Peshawar, Sialkot|
|Atlas Air||Hong Kong, Lagos|
|Avient Aviation||Freetown, Lagos, Liège, Monrovia|
|British Gulf International Airlines||Kandahar|
|Etihad Cargo||Abu Dhabi, Djibouti, Eldoret, Kabul, Nairobi|
|Kalitta Air||Amsterdam, Bahrain|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Bangalore, Chennai, Dammam, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jeddah, Kolkata, Mumbai, Riyadh|
|Midex Airlines||Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif,Karachi|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Doha|
|RUS Aviation||Baghdad, Bagram, Basra, Bishkek, Djibouti, Dushanbe, Erbil, Kabul, Kandahar, Sulaymaniyah|
|Saudia Cargo||Jeddah, Lagos, N'Djamena, Riyadh|
|Singapore Airlines Cargo||Amsterdam, Bangalore, Brussels, Chennai, Lagos, Leipzig/Halle, London-Heathrow, Singapore|
|Southern Air||Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle|
|TMA Cargo||Amsterdam, Beirut, Riyadh, Tripoli|
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