Malakal Airport

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Malakal Airport
Sudan Envoy - Malakal Airstrip.jpg
The runway in 2009
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Civil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
Serves Malakal, South Sudan
Elevation AMSL 1,291 ft / 393 m
Coordinates 09°33′32″N 031°39′08″E / 9.55889°N 31.65222°E / 9.55889; 31.65222Coordinates: 09°33′32″N 031°39′08″E / 9.55889°N 31.65222°E / 9.55889; 31.65222
HSSM is located in South Sudan
Location of airport in South Sudan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,000 6,562 Asphalt

Malakal Airport (IATA: MAKICAO: HSSM) is an airport serving Malakal,[1] a city in Malakal County in the Eastern Nile[3] from DAFIF (effective October 2006) state in South Sudan. The airport is located just north of the city's central business district, adjacent to the main campus of Upper Nile University. Malakal is near the international border with the Republic of Sudan and the border with Ethiopia.

Malakal is the second-largest airport in South Sudan. It one of the two international airports in the country, the other and largest being Juba International Airport, in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan. Malakal Airport lies approximately 521 kilometres (281 NM) north of Juba Airport.[4]

As part of the United Nation's Mission to Sudan (UNMIS), the airport was a major staging point for United Nation operations to South Sudan and will continue to do so under the new United Nation's Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate.[5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,291 feet (393 m) above mean sea level.[1][6] It has one runway designated 05/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 by 38 metres (6,562 ft × 125 ft).[1][7]

Scheduled airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines maintain scheduled service at Malakal Airport to the following destinations:

Airlines Destinations
Sudan Airways Khartoum, Juba[8]

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