Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport

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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
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HADR is located in Ethiopia
Location of airport in Ethiopia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,679 8,791 Asphalt
Sources: [1][2]

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: DIRICAO: HADR), also known as Dire Dawa International Airport,[3] is an international airport serving Dire Dawa, a city in eastern Ethiopia. It is located 5 km (3 miles) northwest of the city center.[3]

The airport was named after Emperor Haile Selassie's elder half-brother, Dejazmach Yilma Makonnen, who preceded him as governor of Harar.


Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport resides at an elevation of 3,829 feet (1,167 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33, with an asphalt surface measuring 2,679 by 45 metres (8,789 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service to the airport:

Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Gode, Jijiga, Kabri Dar[4]


On 27 August 1981, Douglas C-47B ET-AGX of RRC Air Services was written off when the port undercarriage collapsed on landing.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Airport information for HADR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. Airport information for DIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dire Dawa International Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Domestic routes". Ethiopian Airlines.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "ET-AGX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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