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Djibouti Military Airport

Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport
Location of airport in Djibouti
Airport type Joint (civilian and military)
Serves Djibouti City
Location Djibouti City, Djibouti
Hub for Daallo Airlines
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 11°32′N 43°09′E / 11.533°N 43.150°E / 11.533; 43.150Coordinates: 11°32′N 43°09′E / 11.533°N 43.150°E / 11.533; 43.150

Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 10,335 3,150 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 258,877
Source: List of the busiest airports in Africa[1]

Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport (Arabic: مطار جيبوتي الدولي‎, French: Aéroport international Ambouli) (IATA: JIBICAO: HDAM) is a joint civilian/military-use airport situated in Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti. It is located approximately 6 kilometres (5 mi) from the city centre.


The airport was opened in 1948. Originally modest-sized, the facility grew considerably in size in the post-independence period after numerous successive renovation projects.

In the mid-1970s, the airport was enlarged to accommodate more international carriers, with the state-owned Air Djibouti providing regular trips to all major cities.

Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport has a single terminal building, with one departure gate and one baggage carousel. The largest non-commercial operator using the facility is the Djibouti Air Force.

As the airport is south of Djibouti City and its runways run east–west, an airliner's landing approach is usually directly over the conurbation of the capital, when the wind is from the west.

In 2004, the airport served 182,641 passengers.


In addition to its use as a civilian airport, the following military establishments are located at the Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport:

BA 188 is a joint forces support establishment, which has numerous support units based there and an anti-aircraft missile section of 8 double-barrelled 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and Mistral firing posts.

  • Djibouti Air Force – located on the south west side of the airfield

Airlines and destinations


The arrival entrance to the Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport.
An Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft and ferrying bus on the Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport runway.



External links

  • DAFIF.
  • DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network

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