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 Mogadishu Airport

Mogadishu Airport – Serving the People of Somalia

Mogadishu Airport, which is now known as Aden Adde International Airport is a major airport in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The airport is also known as Aden Abdulle International Airport, and has been named after the first President of Somalia, Aden Abdullah Osman Daar. The airport is located at an elevation of 9 meters above sea level and is a major hub for Jubba Airways and Somali Airlines. The airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 3,590 meters and offers basic facilities to its passengers. Passengers travelling to Mogadishu should be aware that it is one of the most dangerous cities in the world and under no circumstances you should travel alone.

History

The foundation of the airport was laid in 1928 and during that time the airport served as the main military airport for Italian Somaliland. Regular civilian flight services began only mid-1930s. The first expansion of the airport took place in 1969 and the airport was distended to accommodate more international carriers. During the Soviet’s rule in Somalia (1970’s), the airport’s civilian and military needs were considerably enlarged. The airport was renamed as Aden Adde International Airport from Mogadishu International Airport on 8th June, 2007. The airport sustained damage during the Civil War in 1991 and numerous flights services was disrupted. However, the country remained peaceful during the next decade and by early 2013, the airport had not only successfully restored most of its facilities but also announced several new features and further up-gradation.

Fleet

African Express Airways, Daallo Airlines, Felix Airways, Fly-SAX, Jubba Airways, SkyGreece Airlines and Turkish Airlines are the airline companies that provide passenger services to and from the Aden Adde International Airport. The airport only has one terminal and the Departure and arrival levels are located next to each other at the airport.

Awards

The Aden Adde International Airport was once a very small airport but today it has become one of the busiest and largest airports in the country. However, in spite of its magnanimous achievements against the political instability which grips the country, the airport has still not received any award or accolades.

Routes and Destinations

At present the airport is served by 7 airline operators that connect theAden Adde International Airport toBerbera, Galkayo, Hargeisa, Nairobi, Djibouti, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Sanaa, Riyan, Aden and Istanbul. At the moment there are no direct flights from Aden Adde International Airport for UK, however it’s possible to fly indirect with one or more stop.

 

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

For the convenience of the passengers multiple options of check-in is not available for passengers travelling from Aden Adde International Airport. Passengers cannot check-in online or from their mobile as this facility is not available with most of the airlines. At the Aden Adde International Airport there is only one counter available where passengers can check-in. Generally counters open 3 hours prior to departure of international flight and 2 hour prior to departure of domestic flight. Please confirm with your airline regarding the check-in time of your flight as it may vary from one airline to the other.

Baggage Allowance

Contact your airline to know details of what and how much to carry when travelling to and from Aden Adde International Airport as every airline has their own policy regarding the baggage allowance. Generally as checked-in baggage, passengers are allowed to carry 23 kg and 32 kg for economy and business class, respectively. Travellers of economy class can carry 7 kg as cabin luggage while those in business class car carry cabin luggage not exceeding 12 kg. In case of excess luggage, the charges for the same can be paid at the airport.  

Seating

Every time you are travelling from Aden Adde International Airport, make sure you book the window seat as the views of the region during takeoff and landing is surreal. Unlike most of the destinations across the world, passengers do not have the option of pre booking the seat of their choice when travelling from Aden Adde International Airport. At the airport counter, seats are allotted on first come first serve basis so if you want the seat of your choice, come to airport early and place a request at the counter. However, airline does not guarantee you choice of seat as they are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

Whenever a flight reservation is done online, passengers will have to pay extra charges which are levied as ‘service fee’.  If you do not wish to pay anything extra for your ticket then the best way is to book your flight ticket from the airline’s counter at the airport or from any authorized outlet of the airline in your city. Most of the airline follow their own policy regarding cancellation and modification, thus in case of a situation please contact the airline’s customer care department.

 

 

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 Airport Contact Details

Mogadishu Airport

Address:
PO Box 310,
Mogadishu,
SOMALIA

Tel:+252 (0)80839

 Location Details

Longitude:45° 18' 47'' E
Latitude:2° 0' 47'' N
IATA code:MGQ
ICAO code:HCMM

 Airport Location

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