|IATA: BBO – ICAO: HCMI|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Somaliland Civil Aviation & Air Transport Ministry|
|Elevation AMSL||30 ft / 7 m|
Berbera Airport (IATA: BBO, ICAO: HCMI) is an airport in Berbera, a city in the Woqooyi Galbeed region in Somalia. It is situated in northwestern Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.
The Berbera airport has a 4,140m (13,582ft) runway, one of the longest on the continent. The runway was built by the Soviet Union (USSR) in the mid-1970s in order to counter the United States' military presence in the region. It was rented by NASA at a cost of $40 million USD per year, and used as an emergency landing site for the Space Shuttle from 1980 until 1991, when the government of former President of Somalia Siad Barre collapsed.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|African Express Airways||Aden, Bosaso, Dubai, Galkayo, Mogadishu, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Sharjah, Wajir|
|Daallo Airlines||Djibouti, Dubai, Mogadishu|
- "IATA Airport Code Search (BBO: Berbera)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Schmitz, Sebastain (2007). "By Ilyushin 18 to Mogadishu". Airways 14 (7): pp. 12–17. ISSN 1074-4320.
- Yazzie, J.H. 1983 USMC field exercise, this was told to me by my Commanding officer
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