Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport

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Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport
Moroni Hahaya International Airport
Air Tanzania B737 at Hahaya Airport.jpg
Air Tanzania B737 at the airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Moroni
Location Hahaya, Comoros
Hub for Comores Aviation
Elevation AMSL 28 m / 92 ft
Coordinates 11°32′12″S 43°16′17″E / 11.53667°S 43.27139°E / -11.53667; 43.27139Coordinates: 11°32′12″S 43°16′17″E / 11.53667°S 43.27139°E / -11.53667; 43.27139
Map
HAH is located in Comoros
HAH
HAH
Location of airport in Comoros
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,900 9,514 Asphalt

Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport (IATA: HAHICAO: FMCH) (French: Aéroport international Moroni Prince Saïd Ibrahim, AIMPSI) is an international airport serving Moroni in Comoros. It is named after Prince Said Ibrahim.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Austral Dzaoudzi, Saint–Denis de la Réunion
Air Madagascar Antananarivo, Majunga
Seasonal: Marseille
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa[1]
Ewa Air Dzaoudzi
Fly SAX Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Mombasa
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Precision Air Dar es Salaam

^Note 1 : Ethiopian Airlines's flight from Addis Ababa to Moroni stops in Dar es Salaam, but the airline does not have local traffic rights on the DAR – HAH sector.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 23 November 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, a Boeing 767-200ER flying from Addis Ababa to Abidjan with several stopovers was hijacked over Ethiopia by three Ethiopians seeking asylum in Australia. The plane crash-landed in the water three hours later when it ran out of fuel. 125 of the 175 passengers and crew were killed, including the three hijackers. The pilot's initial decision to land at the airport was thwarted due to the fuel starvation.
  • On 27 November 2012 an Inter Iles Air Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia (registration number D6-HUA) was underway from Moroni to Anjouan (both in Comoros Islands) on a charter flight with 25 passengers and 4 crew, when after taking off from Moroni's Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport it lost height, and while attempting to return to the airport, waterlanded 200 meters off the coast, about 5 km north of the airport. Local fishermen rescued everybody on board. There were only minor injuries.[2]

While the runway is considered long enough for modern jetliners, landings can still prove difficult because of frequently changing weather conditions and the surrounding mountains of the island.

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