Abdullahi Yusuf Airport

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Abdullahi Yusuf Airport
Garoonka Diyaaradaha ee Cabdillahi Yuusuf
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government of Somalia
Serves Galkayo, Somalia
Elevation AMSL 975 ft / 297 m
Coordinates 06°46′51″N 047°27′16″E / 6.78083°N 47.45444°E / 6.78083; 47.45444Coordinates: 06°46′51″N 047°27′16″E / 6.78083°N 47.45444°E / 6.78083; 47.45444
GLK is located in Somalia
Location of airport in Somalia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05L/23R 9,859 3,006 Asphalt
05R/23L 9,859 3,006 Dirt

Abdullahi Yusuf Airport (IATA: GLKICAO: HCMR), formerly known as the Galkayo Airport, is an airport located in Galkayo, the capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. On 25 March 2012, the facility was officially renamed in memory of the late Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed by Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the former President of Somalia.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
African Express Airways Berbera, Bosaso Airport, Mogadishu, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Wajir
Jubba Airways Bosaso Airport, Hargeisa, Mogadishu

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Date Location Aircraft Tail number Aircraft damage Fatalities Description Refs
28 April 2012 Galkayo GR-Avia Antonov 3X-GEB W/O 0/36 A Jubba Airways aircraft on flight 6J-711 from Hargeisa to Galkayo veered right off runway 05L while landing in clear weather conditions. Captain indicated that his flight crew overflew so as to avoid collision with a goat or dog that had wandered onto the runway. The 32 passengers and 4 crew were not injured. However, the plane incurred significant damage. [3]