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Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport

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Name Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Egypt EG.gif
Location Sharm El Sheikh, Janub Sina'
Serving Sharm El Sheikh
Elevation 43.586 m <br />143 ft <br />143 ft43.586 m <br />
Coordinates 27° 58' 43.00" N, 34° 23' 36.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
04L/22R 3081 m10,108.268 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
04R/22L 3081 m10,108.268 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation HESH 221200Z 03010KT CAVOK 29/17 Q1014 NOSIG
Station Sharm El Sheikhintl
Date/Time 22 October 2021 12:00:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 48%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Haboob
Sand Storm

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport



International airport serving the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh.


Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of HESH

  • B733, vicinity Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, 2004 (On 3 January 3 2004, a Boeing 737-300 being operated by Flash Airlines on a passenger charter flight from Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt to Cairo for a refuelling stop en route to Paris CDG crashed into the sea 2½ minutes after a night take off into VMC and was destroyed and all 148 occupants killed. The Investigation was unable to establish a Probable Cause but found evidence of AP status confusion and the possibility of distraction leading to insufficient attention being paid to flight path control.)