Massawa International Airport
|Massawa International Airport|
A retired Antonov An-12BP near the Massawa airport's bus terminal.
|Elevation AMSL||206 ft / 63 m|
The Massawa International Airport is a large establishment. It is one of Eritrea's major airports.
In the colonial period in Italian Eritrea, a 1,970 km airways line of Ala Littoria was established between Massawa and Djibouti-Berbera-Galadi-Mogadishu, with another of 770 km between Khartoum and Kassala-Asmara-Massaua .
As of 2014, the airport only accommodates domestic flights since the companies that formed it do not have international licenses.
The Eritrea Investment Centre has proposed a new $60 million development project at the airport. Additionally, it has offered incentives on taxation, provision of supplies that the market does not already provide, provision of heavy machinery, and easy access to government loans.
There are no active airlines operating from Massawa: there are only private (between Massawa and Asmara & Assab) and military air services in 2017.
- Nasair 2006-2014
Eritrean Air Force still uses the airport as one of their three air bases.
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- Vincenzo Meleca, Le linee aeree dell'Africa Orientale Italiana, ()