Diori Hamani International Airport

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Diori Hamani International Airport
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Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government
Location Niamey, Niger
Elevation AMSL 732 ft / 223 m
Coordinates 13°28′54″N 002°10′13″E / 13.48167°N 2.17028°E / 13.48167; 2.17028Coordinates: 13°28′54″N 002°10′13″E / 13.48167°N 2.17028°E / 13.48167; 2.17028
NIM is located in Niger
Location within Niger
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09R/27L 3,000 9,843 Bitumen
09L/27R 1,620 5,315 Laterite
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 154,460
Sources: Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar[1][2]

Diori Hamani International Airport (IATA: NIMICAO: DRRN) is an airport in Niamey, the capital of Niger.[3] It is located in the south eastern suburbs of the city, along the Route Nationale 1, the major highway linking Niamey with the east of the nation. The airport complex also includes the major base for the Armed Forces of Niger's "Armee d'Air".

In 2004, the airport served 97,814 passengers. The Air traffic control for NIM is operated by the ASECNA, which bases one of its five air traffic zones for the continent at Niamey.[4] The airport is named after Hamani Diori, the first President of Niger.

In 2013, U.S. African Command spokesman Benjamin Benson confirmed that U.S. air operations conducted from Base Aerienne 101 at Diori Hamani International Airport, were providing "support for intelligence collection with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."[5] In July 2013, the New York Times reported that the deployment had expanded from one Predator UAV to daily flights by a detachment of two larger MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, supported by 120 U.S. Air Force personnel.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan[7]
Air Algérie Algiers[8]
Air Burkina Ouagadougou
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASKY Airlines Addis Ababa, Lomé, Ouagadougou[9]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa,[10] Ouagadougou[10]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sénégal Airlines Bamako, Dakar, Ouagadougou
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Westair Benin Abuja(suspended),[11] Cotonou, Ouagadougou[12][dead link]

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Africa West Airlines Bamako, Cotonou, Liège, Lomé[13]


ASECNA operates the "African School for Meteorology and Civil Aviation/Ecole Africaine de la Météorologie et de l'Aviation Civile" at the Niamey airport complex, as well as in the Plateau quarter of Niamey city centre. Founded in 1963, EAMAC trains civil aviation professionals and aviation meteorologists from across Africa.[14][15]

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