Wilwal International Airport
|Operator||Ethiopian Airports Enterprise|
|Elevation AMSL||5,413 ft / 1,650 m|
Wilwal International Airport (IATA: JIJ, ICAO: HAJJ) (also known as Garaad Wiil-Waal Airport) is an airport serving Jijiga, the capital city of the Somali Region in Ethiopia. The airport is located at , which is 12 km (7 miles) east of the city.
Jijiga's original airfield is located northwest of the city center at .
The first airfield at Jijiga was constructed in 1929. An airplane crash at Jijiga in July 1930 involved the eighth or ninth aircraft introduced to Ethiopia; it was the second airplane disaster in the country. The plane was a Fiat AS-1 with 85 hp engine, a training airplane bought in 1929. The first tests in air pilot training in Ethiopia were passed at the Garaad Wiil-Waal Airport by Mishka Babitcheff and Asfaw Ali on 1 and 4 September 1930.
Airlines and destinations
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa, Gode, Kabri Dar, Mogadishu|
- "Garaad Wiil-waal Airport". Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012.
- Airport information for Jijiga, Ethiopia (HAJJ / JIJ) at Great Circle Mapper.
- Airport information for Wilwal International Airport at Transport Search website.
- "Local History in Ethiopia" (PDF). The Nordic Africa Institute. Retrieved 31 May 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "Domestic Scheduled Services". Retrieved 17 December 2019.