K50 Airstrip

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K50 Airstrip
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Mogadishu
Location Lower Shebelle, Somalia
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 01°59.927′N 044°58.884′E / 1.998783°N 44.981400°E / 1.998783; 44.981400Coordinates: 01°59.927′N 044°58.884′E / 1.998783°N 44.981400°E / 1.998783; 44.981400
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K50 Airstrip is located in Somalia
K50 Airstrip
K50 Airstrip
Location of airstrip in Somalia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,850 6,070 Sand
Sources: [1]

K50 Airstrip is an airport in the Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. It serves the capital city, Mogadishu.

Overview[edit]

Its name is derived from its location, about 50 kilometres west of Mogadishu.[2] In the late 2000s, K50 served as Mogadishu's main Airstrip while Aden Adde International Airport was briefly shut down due to the ongoing War in Somalia.[2] Daallo Airlines operated routes to and from K50 at one time.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The Airstrip resides at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level.[1] It has one runway designated 04/22 with a compacted sand surface measuring 1,850 by 20 metres (6,070 ft × 66 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service Addis Ababa, Nairobi-Kenyatta

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "K50" (PDF). Operation Somalia: Airfield Specifications. Logistics Cluster. Retrieved 23 September 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Schmitz, Sebastain (2007). "By Ilyushin 18 to Mogadishu". Airways. 14 (7): 12–17. ISSN 1074-4320. 

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