|Sharq Al-Owainat Airport|
|IATA: GSQ – ICAO: HEOW|
|Location||Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt|
|Elevation AMSL||859 ft / 262 m|
The US$3 million airport was constructed in 3 months in 2003 to meet the needs of investors to bring equipment and to export crops. It occupies 36 square kilometres, with a main runway of 3500m and an apron that can serve 8 aircraft.
A simple terminal building can serve passengers at a rate of 100 per hour. No automatic luggage conveyor is provided inside the terminal.
The airport is managed under a Build-Operate-Transfer operation. The runway is not equipped with lights for night operation.
The airport is located in a free trade zone and has facilities for storing and packaging goods for export.
EgyptAir Express offers the only service to the airport.
In August 2009, EgyptAir signed an agreement with a UAE-based agricultural inventment firm Janan Investment Company to operate a weekly Sunday flight (operated by subsidiary EgyptAir Express) from the capital's Cairo International Airport to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport in order to serve the movement of workers and investors to encourage agricultural investment in the region. After the signing, Janan's Chairman, Mohamed Rashed Al-Oteiba explained that the service 'would facilitate transferring experts, technicians, engineers, workers and equipments to the project area as well as transferring products from Sharq Al-Owainat to Cairo for export' .