Axum Airport

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Axum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport
የአክሱም ዮሃነስ አራት የአየር ማረፊያ
Axum Airport Stehmann-1.jpg
Axum Airport terminal building
Airport type Public
Owner Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority
Operator Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
Serves Axum, Ethiopia
Elevation AMSL 2,108 m / 6,916 ft
Coordinates 14°08′13″N 038°46′34″E / 14.13694°N 38.77611°E / 14.13694; 38.77611Coordinates: 14°08′13″N 038°46′34″E / 14.13694°N 38.77611°E / 14.13694; 38.77611
HAAX is located in Ethiopia
Location in Ethiopia (Tigray region in red)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,400 7,874 Asphalt concrete
Sources: [1][2][3]

Axum Airport (IATA: AXUICAO: HAAX), also known as Emperor Yohannes IV Airport,[1] is an airport serving Axum,[2] a city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Aksum. The facility is located 5.5 km (3.4 miles) to the east of the city.[1]

The airport is named after Yohannes IV, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1872 to 1889.


Axum Airport resides at an elevation of 2,108 metres (6,916 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34, with an asphalt concrete surface measuring 2,400 by 45 metres (7,874 ft × 148 ft).[1] It is capable of receiving very large aircraft, such as the Antonov 124, which brought the Axum Obelisk back from Italy in 2005.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines[4] Addis Ababa, Gondar, Lalibela, Mek'ele


On 2 May 1987, Douglas C-47A ET-AGT of Ethiopian Airlines was destroyed on the ground in an attack on the airport by Ethiopian Air Force MiG-23s.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Axum Emperor Yohanes IV Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Airport information for HAAX from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for AXU at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ "OAG Internet Timetable". OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "ET-AGT Criminal Occurrence description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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