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There are 18 internationally registered airports, airfields, and airstrips in Yemen. However, only six airports have regular scheduled air service, and accommodate international traffic. Nevertheless, the only airport with significant traffic is Sana’a, which is estimated to handle about 1.7 million passengers in 2008. The next airport, Aden, has only about 14 percent of Sana’a’s traffic, which is also estimated to double within ten years. Al-Mukalla accounts for less than ten percent of Sana’a, and all other airports have very little traffic.

For further information on airfield details, please select the following document:

Yemen Sana'a International Airport Additional Information

Location Details
Country Yemen Latitude 15.47944
Province / District Sana'a Longitude 44.21972
Town or City (Closest) Sana'a Elevation (ft) 7,237 ft
Airfield Name Sana'a International Airport IATA and ICAO Codes OYSN
Open From (hours) 00:00 Open To (hours) 24:00

Runways

Runway strength: PCN 60

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,252 m x 45 m

Orientation

179

Surface

Asphalt

Runway strength: PCN 60

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

3,252 m x 45 m

Orientation

359

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

no restriction

Width and Length (metres)

n/a

Surface

Asphalt

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

n/a

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2010 and 2011

Annual Figures

Monthly Daily

Total aircraft movements

19,558 (2011)

18,627 (2010)

1630 (2011)*

1552 (2010)*

54 (2011)*

51 (2010)*

Total passengers

2,064,000 (2011)

1,898,000 (2010)

172,000 (2011)*

158,167 (2010)*

5,655 (2011)*

5,200 (2010)*

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

n/a

n/a n/a

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

23,399 (2010)

1,950 (2010)* 64 (2010)*

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

(see below) - -

*Monthly and daily figures derived from annual figures.

There are no humanitarian carriers operating in Yemen. UNHAS has chartered a DASH 8 from local air carrier Blue Bird Aviation to fly to Saadah and Hodeidah from Sana’a.

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details
Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo: Any (An 124)
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet Any (An 124)
Total aircraft parking area (m²) n/a
Storage Area (mt) Two warehouses administered by CAA Cubic Meters (m³) n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No) Yes If "Yes" specify below
Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No) n/a Max Capacity (mt) n/a
Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No) Yes
Loading Ramps (Yes / No) Yes

Storage Facilities

Sana'a Airport has two covered warehouses administered through the airport management under the CAA.

Airfield Cost

For information on Airfield Charges and Aircraft Servicing Charges  please select the following document:

Yemen Sana'a International Airport Additional Information

Fuel Services Charges

CAMA levy a throughput charge of 25 fils of a Riyal per gallon of fuel provided to aircraft.

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

0.06

Break Bulk Fee

Pending cargo type and quantity.

Diplomatic Mail

6.00 YR / Kg (not specified as diplomatic)

Strong Room – per consignment

Limited capacity available, rates not specified.

Cold Storage Fee

Limited capacity available, rates not specified.

Delivery outside normal working hours

Inclusive

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

Charges according to respective freight forwarding agent services

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

According to cargo type and quantity, often charges start from time of landing

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

0.03

International Air WayBill

Charges according to respective freight forwarding agent services.

Local Air WayBill

Charges according to respective freight forwarding agent services.

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

Charges according to respective freight forwarding agent services.

Air Way Bill Documentation

Charges according to respective freight forwarding agent services.

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Storage charges per kg per day

n/a

For further information on Cargo Terminal Charges, please select the following document:

Yemen Sana'a International Airport Additional Information

Security

Security Level: Good

Companies Available 

4.5 Yemen Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:

Website of Azfreight on Sana'a International Airport