Executive Briefings

Wanting Piece of Air Cargo Market in East Africa/Middle East, Djibouti to Get Two Major Airports

The tiny African nation of Djibouti measures 23,200 square kilometers and is home to about 800,000 people, but within a few years - and with a little help from the Chinese - it expects to have two brand-new airport hubs large enough to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo and 2 million passengers annually.

Wanting Piece of Air Cargo Market in East Africa/Middle East, Djibouti to Get Two Major Airports

Located in the Horn of Africa, where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, Djibouti is vying for a piece of the lucrative long-haul international air traffic that has been increasing across East Africa and the Middle East in the last decade.

At a dedication ceremony this recently in the town of Ali-Sabieh, the nation’s President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, kicked off construction of the first of the two hubs, located about 25 kilometers south of the capital, Djibouti City. The proposed airport, to be called Hassan Gouled Aptidon International Airport, after Djibouti’s first president, is expected to open in 2018.

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Located in the Horn of Africa, where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, Djibouti is vying for a piece of the lucrative long-haul international air traffic that has been increasing across East Africa and the Middle East in the last decade.

At a dedication ceremony this recently in the town of Ali-Sabieh, the nation’s President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, kicked off construction of the first of the two hubs, located about 25 kilometers south of the capital, Djibouti City. The proposed airport, to be called Hassan Gouled Aptidon International Airport, after Djibouti’s first president, is expected to open in 2018.

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Wanting Piece of Air Cargo Market in East Africa/Middle East, Djibouti to Get Two Major Airports