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Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport

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Airport
ICAO: HESH – IATA: SSH
Summary
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
Runways
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


METAR
Observation HESH 180700Z 01014KT 9999 FEW020 28/14 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Sharm El Sheikhintl
Date/Time 18 October 2021 07:00:00
Wind direction 10°
Wind speed 14 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 28°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 42%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Haboob
Sand Storm

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport

ICAO: HESH IATA: SSH

Description

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

Climatology

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.)