Oued Irara – Krim Belkacem Airport is an airport serving Hassi Messaoud City of the Ouargla Province in the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Located at a distance of 9.3 kilometers to the south-east of the city centre, this airport is named after an Algerian revolutionary fighter and politician, who had joined the French Army during the Second World War.
This city if considered as the ‘First Energy’ town of Algeria where the first oil well was found, Hassi Messoud is a place in the eastern region of the country which is having an oil refinery and where all major oil and gas companies have their offices and bases. Situated at an elevation of 459 feet above mean sea level, the Oued Irara – Krim Belkacem Airport is thus a very important airport, owned and operated by the EGSA Alger, which is an airport management services establishment of the government of Algeria operating a total number of 18 airports within this country.
There is a single asphalt surfaced runway measuring 9,843 feet long catering to all flight movements in and our of this international airport including regular scheduled passenger flights to London-Gatwick, Madrid, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle amongst others. A single passenger terminal with a modern infrastructure as per aviation norms and the requisite passenger convenience facilities is serving all varieties of flights including the chartered services utilized by many oil companies. Car rental facilities and private taxis are also available at this airport for visitors. Moreover, few complimentary hotel shuttle services are also operated to/from the Oued Irara – Krim Belkacem Airport for guests seeking comfortable accommodation options.