Bahir Dar Airport

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Bahir Dar Ginbot Haya Airport
የባሕር ዳር ግንቦት ሃያ የአየር ማረፊያ
Bahir Dar (BJR - HABD) AN0457026.jpg
The Bahir Dar Airport's front terminal building.
Airport type Public
Operator Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
Serves Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Elevation AMSL 5,976 ft / 1,821 m
Coordinates 11°36′29″N 037°19′17″E / 11.60806°N 37.32139°E / 11.60806; 37.32139Coordinates: 11°36′29″N 037°19′17″E / 11.60806°N 37.32139°E / 11.60806; 37.32139
HABD is located in Ethiopia
Location in Ethiopia (Amhara region in red)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,000 9,842 Asphalt/Concrete

Bahir Dar Airport (IATA: BJRICAO: HABD), also known as Ginbot Haya Airport, is an airport serving Bahir Dar,[1] the capital city of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Bahar Dar.[2] The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) west of Bahir Dar, near Lake Tana.[3]The airport also serves the Ethiopian Air Force.


The Bahir Dar Airport sits at an elevation of 5,976 feet (1,821 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 04/22, with an asphalt concrete surface measuring 3,000 by 61 metres (9,843 ft × 200 ft).[1][3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Lalibela [4]


On 11 January 1981, Douglas C-47A ET-AGW of Ethiopian Airlines was damaged beyond repair when the port undercarriage collapsed on landing.[5]

On 15 September 1988, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604 operated by Boeing 737-200 ET-AJA ingested pigeons into both engines shortly after take off. One engine lost thrust almost immediately and the second lost thrust during the emergency return to the airport. During the crash landing, 31 of the 105 passengers were killed.


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for HABD from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ a b Airport information for BJR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ a b "Bahar Dar Ginbot Haya International Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Domestic routes". Ethiopian Airlines. 
  5. ^ "ET-AGW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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