Dirkou Airport

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Dirkou Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesDirkou
Elevation AMSL1,273 ft / 388 m
Coordinates18°58′10″N 12°52′10″E / 18.96944°N 12.86944°E / 18.96944; 12.86944Coordinates: 18°58′10″N 12°52′10″E / 18.96944°N 12.86944°E / 18.96944; 12.86944
Map
DRZD is located in Niger
DRZD
DRZD
Location of the airport in Niger
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,606 5,269 Asphalt
Source: Google Maps[1]

Dirkou Airport (ICAO: DRZD) is an airport serving Dirkou, Niger. It is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southwest of the city center. In early 2018 the airport saw extensive expansion as part of the construction of a base for Central Intelligence Agency drone operations.[2]

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  1. ^ Google Maps - Dirkou
  2. ^ The New York Times (September 10, 2018). "How a C.I.A. Drone Base Grew in Niger's Desert". YouTube.

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