K50 Airstrip

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K50 Airstrip
Airport typePublic
LocationLower Shabelle, Somalia
Elevation AMSL100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates01°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
K50 Airstrip is located in Somalia
K50 Airstrip
K50 Airstrip
Location of airstrip in Somalia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,850 6,070 Sand
Sources: [1]

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


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]

The airstrip was mentioned in the book Quiet Warriors: Veteran's Military Service Memories, written by Blake E. Edwards.


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:

United Nations Humanitarian Air Service Addis Ababa, Nairobi-Kenyatta


  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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