Juba International Airport

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Juba International Airport
Juba Airport.jpg
Juba Airport apron
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
Serves Juba
Location Juba, South Sudan
Elevation AMSL 1,513 ft / 461 m
Coordinates 04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111Coordinates: 04°52′19″N 031°36′04″E / 4.87194°N 31.60111°E / 4.87194; 31.60111
  HSSJ is located in South Sudan
Location of airport in South Sudan
(Central Equatoria state highlighted)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,400 7,874 Asphalt

Juba Airport (IATA: JUBICAO: HSSJ) is an airport serving Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The airport lies to the northeast of the city's central business district, on the western banks of the White Nile. The city and airport are located in South Sudan's Central Equatoria state.

It is one of the two international airports in South Sudan, the other one being Malakal International Airport (IATA: MAKICAO: HSSM). Juba Airport handles international and local airlines, cargo air traffic and chartered commercial flights. It is also used by the South Sudanese military and by the United Nations UNMISS relief flights for the country.


The airport resides at an elevation of 461 metres (1,513 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,400 by 45 metres (7,874 ft × 148 ft).[1]

The runway has two serviceable taxiways C/D. Backtracking is used for all departing aircraft movements.

Airport expansion[edit]

As of May 2011, Juba International Airport was undergoing improvements and expansion. The work on the airport included expansion of the passenger and cargo terminal buildings, resurfacing of the runway and installation of landing lights to facilitate night operations.[3]

As of July 2011, Juba International Airport had its new runway light system commissioned with simple approach lights for Runway 13/31, runway edge lights, taxiway lights for Exit Delta, Apron edge lights, illuminated windsocks, ATC tower rotating beacon as well as PAPI for both approaches.[citation needed]

As of July 2014, The government announced a runway extension project to commence in September 2014 lasting 30 months. The project will extend the runway by 700 meters and also resurface the existing 2400 metre runway giving a new 3100 metre runway. Building activities for the new terminal building have been underway since 2009 with an estimated completion in early 2015.[citation needed]

Passenger airlines and destinations[edit]

UTair operated for United Nations Humanitarian Air Service taxiing at Juba Airport.
Airlines Destinations
EgyptAir Cairo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Entebbe
Fly540 Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
flydubai Dubai-International[4]
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Nova Airways Khartoum[5]
RwandAir Entebbe,[6] Kigali[7]
South Supreme Airlines Entebbe[8]
Sudan Airways Khartoum, Malakal[9]
Tarco Airlines Khartoum

Cargo airlines and destinations[edit]

Swiftair operated for United Nations Humanitarian Air Service taxiing at Juba Airport.
Airlines Destinations
Astral Aviation Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Sudan Airways Khartoum

See also[edit]


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