Bahir Dar Airport
|Bahir Dar Ginbot Haya Airport
የባሕር ዳር ግንቦት ሃያ የአየር ማረፊያ
|The Bahir Dar Airport's front terminal building.|
|IATA: BJR – ICAO: HABD|
|Operator||Ethiopian Airports Enterprise|
|Serves||Bahir Dar, Ethiopia|
|Elevation AMSL||5,976 ft / 1,821 m|
Bahir Dar Airport (IATA: BJR, ICAO: HABD), also known as Ginbot Haya Airport, is an airport serving Bahir Dar, the capital city of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Bahar Dar. The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) west of the city, near Lake Tana.
The Bahir Dar Airport sits at an elevation of 5,976 feet (1,821 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 04/22, with an asphalt concrete surface measuring 3,000 by 61 metres (9,843 ft × 200 ft).
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Lalibela |
On 15 September 1988, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604 operated by Boeing 737-200 ET-AJA ingested pigeons into both engines shortly after take off from. One engine lost thrust almost immediately and the second lost thrust during the emergency return to the airport. During the crash landing, 31 of the 105 passengers were killed.
- Airport information for HABD from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for BJR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Bahar Dar Ginbot Haya International Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012.
- "Domestic routes". Ethiopian Airlines.
- "ET-AGW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.