Wau Airport

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Wau Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public, Civilian
OwnerCivil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
ServesWau, South Sudan
Location Wau, South Sudan
Elevation  AMSL 433 m / 1,421 ft
Coordinates 07°43′30″N027°58′48″E / 7.72500°N 27.98000°E / 7.72500; 27.98000 Coordinates: 07°43′30″N027°58′48″E / 7.72500°N 27.98000°E / 7.72500; 27.98000
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WUU
Location of airport in South Sudan
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09/272,5008,202Paved

Wau Airport is a civilian airport that serves the city of Wau and surrounding communities. Feeder Airlines has three return flights a week between Khartoum-Wau-Juba. [1] [2] [3] Southern Star Airlines provides service on Wednesdays and Sundays to Juba, this service has since been suspended in 2011 when the airline ceased flying. [4]

Airport location where aircraft take off and land

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.

Wau, South Sudan Place in Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

Wau is a city in northwestern South Sudan, on the western bank of the Jur River, that serves as capital for Wau State. It lies approximately 650 kilometres (400 mi) northwest of the capital Juba. A culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse urban center and trading hub, Wau is also the former headquarters of Western Bahr el Ghazal.

Feeder Airlines was an airline based in Juba, South Sudan. It started operations on 2 June 2007 operating scheduled and charter services from Juba International Airport. The airline offered international flights to countries neighboring South Sudan, including Sudan and Uganda. After one of the aircraft operated by Feeder Airlines was written off after a runway excursion, the other aircraft used in Feeder Airlines was used to rename and make the brand new separate airline of South Supreme Airlines. One aircraft previously operated by Feeder Airlines is currently stored and another is not in use after damaging the aircraft in a 2012 accident.

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Location

Wau Airport ( IATA : WUU, ICAO : HSWW) is located in Wau County, Wau State, in the city of Wau. The airport is located to the northeast of the central business district of the city.

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

Wau State State in Wau, South Sudan

Wau State is one of the 28 states of South Sudan that formed on 2 October 2015. It is located in the Bahr el Ghazal region, and was part of the former state of Western Bahr el Ghazal. Wau State borders Aweil State, Gbudwe State, Gogrial State, Lol State, and Tonj State.

This location lies approximately 511 kilometres (318 mi), by air, northwest of Juba International Airport, the largest airport in South Sudan. [5] The geographic coordinates of Wau Airport are: 7° 43' 30.00"N, 27° 58' 48.00"E (Latitude: 7.7250; Longitude: 27.9800). This airport sits at an elevation of 433 metres (1,421 ft) above sea level. In December 2012 a new paved runway measuring 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in length was opened.

South Sudan country in Africa

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The country gained its independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the newest country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.

Airlines and destinations

Service to Juba, South Sudan was provided by Southern Star Airlines until the airline's failure in late 2011.

AirlinesDestinations
Sudan Airways Khartoum
Badr Airlines Juba, Khartoum

Accidents and incidents

2017 South Supreme Airlines Antonov An-26 crash

On 20 March 2017, an Antonov An-26 of South Supreme Airlines was destroyed by fire after landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan on a domestic flight from Juba Airport.

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References

  1. Website of Feeder Airlines
  2. Dreamofafricasafaris.com Juba to Wau on Feeder Airlines
  3. "South Sudan - Local transport | World Travel Guide". archive.is. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. Southern Star Airlines schedule
  5. "Flight Distance from JUB to WUU". www.travelmath.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.