Juba International Airport

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Juba International Airport
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Juba Airport apron
IATA: JUBICAO: HSSJ
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
ServesJuba
LocationJuba, South Sudan
Elevation AMSL1,513 ft / 461 m
Coordinates04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111Coordinates: 04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111
Map
  HSSJ is located in South Sudan
  HSSJ
  HSSJ
Location of airport in South Sudan
(Central Equatoria state highlighted)
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
13/312,4007,874Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]
 
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Juba International Airport
Juba Airport.jpg
Juba Airport apron
IATA: JUBICAO: HSSJ
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
ServesJuba
LocationJuba, South Sudan
Elevation AMSL1,513 ft / 461 m
Coordinates04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111Coordinates: 04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111
Map
  HSSJ is located in South Sudan
  HSSJ
  HSSJ
Location of airport in South Sudan
(Central Equatoria state highlighted)
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
13/312,4007,874Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Juba Airport (IATA: JUBICAO: HSSJ) is an airport serving Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The airport lies to the northeast of the city's central business district, on the western banks of the White Nile. The city and airport are located in South Sudan's Central Equatoria state.

It is one of the two international airports in South Sudan, the other one being Malakal International Airport (IATA: MAKICAO: HSSM). Juba Airport handles international and local airlines, cargo air traffic and chartered commercial flights. It is also used by the South Sudanese military and by the United Nations UNMISS relief flights for the country.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,513 feet (461 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,400 by 45 metres (7,874 ft × 148 ft).[1]

The runway has two serviceable taxiways C/D. Backtracking is used for all departing aircraft movements.

Airport expansion[edit]

As of May 2011, Juba International Airport was undergoing improvements and expansion. The work on the airport included expansion of the passenger and cargo terminal buildings, resurfacing of the runway and installation of landing lights to facilitate night operations.[3]

As of July 2011, Juba International Airport had its new runway light system commissioned with simple approach lights for Runway 13/31, runway edge lights, taxiway lights for Exit Delta, Apron edge lights, illuminated windsocks, ATC tower rotating beacon as well as PAPI for both approaches.

As of July 2014, The government announced a runway extension project to commence in September 2014 lasting 30 months. The project will extend the runway by 700 meters and also resurface the existing 2400 meter runway giving a new 3100 meter runway. Building activities for the new terminal building have been underway since 2009 with an estimated completion in early 2015.

Passenger airlines and destinations[edit]

UTair operated for United Nations Humanitarian Air Service taxiing at Juba Airport.
AirlinesDestinations
EgyptAirCairo
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa, Entebbe
Fly540Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
flydubaiDubai[4]
Kenya AirwaysNairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Nova AirwaysKhartoum[5]
RwandAirEntebbe,[6] Kigali[7]
South Supreme AirlinesEntebbe[8]
Sudan AirwaysKhartoum, Malakal[9]
Tarco AirlinesKhartoum

Cargo airlines and destinations[edit]

Swiftair operated for United Nations Humanitarian Air Service taxiing at Juba Airport.
AirlinesDestinations
Astral AviationNairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Sudan AirwaysKhartoum International Airport

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