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Jeddah/King Abdul Aziz International Airport

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Name Jeddah/King Abdul Aziz International Airport
Region Middle East
Territory Saudi Arabia SA.gif
Location Jeddah, Makkah
Serving Jeddah
Elevation 14.63 m
48 ft
48 ft14.63 m
Coordinates 21° 40' 52.00" N, 39° 9' 19.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
16C/34C 3299 m10,823.491 ft
60 m196.85 ft
CON yes/yes
16L/34R 3690 m12,106.299 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
16R/34L 3800 m12,467.192 ft
60 m196.85 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation OEJN 202000Z 32004KT CAVOK 29/17 Q1009 NOSIG
Station Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport
Date/Time 20 October 2020 20:00:00
Wind direction 320°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 48%
QNH 1009 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Sand Storm

International airport serving the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. The airport is 6km3.24 nm
6,000 m
19,685.039 ft
north of Jeddah.


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 OEJN

  • B743, vicinity Jeddah Saudia Arabia, 2008 (On 5 May 2008, a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747-300 being positioned for maintenance to include investigation of degraded power output from the no 1 GE CF6-50 engine experienced an uncontained failure of the same engine shortly after take off from Jeddah followed by an uneventful air turn back. The failure was attributed to the vulnerability of the engine design to high pressure turbine blade loss.)