The airport has been upgraded and the upgrade cost about US $10 million. The renovation work aimed to expand the airport’s runway from 1.7 km to 2.6 km, construct duty-free shops, improve parking areas for both passenger and cargo planes, and cars and the expansion of immigration expand immigration offices. The expansion exercise was launched in December 2014 and was accomplished in January 2016. The project was undertaken by China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC).
During the month of Aug-Oct crosswinds of up to 30 knots occur in the morning; the winds are less ferocious in the afternoons.
The airfield is easy to see from the air as it is Asphalt Concreteasphalt concrete.
Runway: 09/27 Asphalt Concrete.
Coordinates:Runway length/width: 2,400 m x 45 m, with 7.5 m shoulder a side.
- Runway 09: 11° 16’ 32” N, 49° 7' 48 E
- Runway 27: 11° 16’ 32” N, 49° 8' 56” E
Runway length/width: 2,400 m x 45 m, with 7.5 m shoulder a side.
Apron: 145 m x 150 m Concreteconcrete.
Touchdown Runway 27 is 340 m concrete with a turning pad of 80 m concrete.
Taxiway width: 23 m with 10.5 m shoulders of asphalt concrete.
Aerodrome reference Code: CAT 4E.
Aerodrome Elevation: 30 ft AMSL.
The airport is in between a mountainous terrain rising at some points up to over 5,000 feet asl to the South and South East of the field. There are occurrences of dust storms in the area.