Biskra Airport

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Biskra Ouakda Airport
IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB
BSK is located in Algeria
BSK
BSK
Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Constantine
Serves Biskra
Location Oumache, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,900 9,514 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 93,644
Aircraft movements 1,434
Source: Algerian AIP[1] Landings.com,[2] ACI's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report

Biskra Ouakda Airport (IATA: BSKICAO: DAUB) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Oumache; about 200 km south-southwest of Constantine.

History

During World War II, the airport was known as "Biskra Airfield". It was a major United States Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. Known combat units assigned to the airfield were: HQ, 5th Bombardment Wing (January–March 1943); 1st Fighter Group (14 December 1942 – February 1943) P-38 Lightning; 97th Bombardment Group (25 December 1942 – 8 February 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress; 301st Bombardment Group (16 December 1942 – 17 January 1943) B-17 Flying Fortress.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Algérie Algiers, Lyon, Paris-Orly[5]

See also

References

  1. Algerian AIP and Chart
  2. "DAUB @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3.  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  5. Air Algerie, official website

External links