Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport
Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport (Ge'ez: አባ ጤና ደጃዝማች ይልማ ዓለም አቀፍ የአየር ማረፊያ ābbā ṭēnā dejāzmāč yilmā ʿālem aqef ye-āyyer mārefīyā) (IATA: DIR, ICAO: HADR), also known as Dire Dawa International Airport, is an international airport serving Dire Dawa, a city in eastern Ethiopia. It is located 5 km (3 miles) northwest of the city center.
Dire Dawa International Airport
አባ ጤና ደጃዝማች ይልማ ዓለም አቀፍ የአየር ማረፊያ
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Ethiopian Airports Enterprise|
|Serves||Dire Dawa, Ethiopia|
|Elevation AMSL||3,829 ft / 1,167 m|
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Gode|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- On 27 August 1981, Douglas C-47B ET-AGX of RRC Air Services was written off when the port undercarriage collapsed on landing.
- On 9 January 2020, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 registered ET-ALN operating flight ET363 was on approach to the airport, but flew through a swarm of desert locusts that obscured visibility from the cockpit. The crew depressurized the aircraft and manually cleaned the windscreens before attempting a second approach, but were faced with the same problem. After a second depressurization and manual cleaning, the flight diverted to Addis Ababa, its origin airport.
- Airport information for HADR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for DIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Dire Dawa International Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011.
- "Domestic Scheduled Services". Ethiopian Airlines.
- "ET-AGX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- Hradecky, Simon. "Incident: Ethiopian B737 at Dire Dawa on Jan 9th 2020, swarm of grasshoppers". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2020.