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Djibouti Aviation

Djibouti Airports

Key airport information may also be found at: World Aero Data Website information on Djibouti

For information on Djibouti Aviation contact details, please see the following link: 

4.4 Djibouti Airport Company Contact List

Djibouti-Ambouli is located at about 6 Km far from Djibouti downtown. Djibouti airport has at its disposal, all necessary equipment’s that are required to provide assistance to air navigation and handling operations. This enables aircrafts to land and takeoff safely during the day as well as at night.

Djibouti airport can accommodate all types of existing aircraft (commercial, military, cargo/Passengers, etc…).

For information on Djibouti-Ambouli Airport, please see the following link: 

Djibouti-Ambouli Airport Website

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

In Djibouti, the following requirements need to be applied, presented and approved before the prepositioning of a foreign registered aircraft:

For insurance of the Djiboutian permits for commercial flights and landing, the required documents include:

  • The name of the owner or investor plane
  • Aircraft type and MTOW
  • Registration code
  • LT Number
  • Route
  • Date and Time of arrival
  • Date and Time of departure
  • Propose of the flight

It’s important to note that the requests should be submitted 72 hours before operations commence in normal situation and 24 hours for an emergency flight. For military aircraft as well as Humanitarian aircraft, processing through official diplomatic channels is required at least a week before operations or three days for emergency flights.
Regarding the landing fees, payments in cash are required prior to the departure. The permits section operates 24 hours.
All companies are welcomed in Djibouti. Same document and requirements are required for insurance of over flight permits of the Republic of Djibouti. Application for registration of foreign aircraft for ongoing operations within Djibouti need to be made in writing to Civil Aviation office in Djibouti town located at Djibouti airport. Submission of all necessary documents in proper order such as AOC, CofA, CoR, insurance of aircraft, insurance of crew, Radio license, crew license, etc. There are currently no foreign aircraft or private carrier’s operating in Djibouti at main airport.