Assab International Airport

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Assab International Airport
Airport type Public/Military
Serves Assab
Location Eritrea
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 13°04′18″N 42°38′42″E / 13.07167°N 42.64500°E / 13.07167; 42.64500Coordinates: 13°04′18″N 42°38′42″E / 13.07167°N 42.64500°E / 13.07167; 42.64500
ASA is located in Eritrea
Location of airport in Eritrea
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 11,531 3,515 Asphalt

Assab International Airport (IATA: ASA, ICAO: HHSB) is an international airport in Assab, the capital of the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea.


It serves as a dual public and military facility. The airport has a 11,531 ft (3,515 m) asphalt runway. It currently receives no regular scheduled airline flights.


The airport was created during the colonial era of Italian Eritrea in the late 1930s, as a secondary airport of military support in the region[1].

Damaged during WW2, actually it is used only for private and military flights.

In 2017 there it is a civilian weekly flight between Assab and Massawa international Airport.


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