Bender Qasim International Airport, which serves Bossaso, is operative only during the daytime. Travelers can obtain visas upon arrival.

The airport has been upgraded and the upgrade cost about US $10 million. The renovation work aimed to expand the airport’s runway from 1.7 km to 2.6 km, construct duty-free shops, improve parking areas for both passenger and cargo planes, and cars and expand immigration offices. The expansion exercise was launched in December 2014 and was accomplished in January 2016. The project was undertaken by China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC).

Planes with much bigger capacities will now be able to fly directly to the port city. Recently the flights were provided by small air charter firms with small crafts.

Location Details
CountrySomaliaLatitude11.28333
Province / DistrictBossasoLongitude49.18333
Town or City (Closest)Bossaso (5 km)Elevation (ft)30 feet asl
Airfield NameBender Qasim AirportIATA and ICAO CodesBSA & HCMF
Open From (hours)0600 Open To (hours)1800

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

1,700 m x 20 m

Orientation

09/27

Surface

Gravel

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

No

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

No

Cargo terminal

No

Ground Power (mobile)

No

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

No

Latrine Servicing

No

Weather Facilities

No

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

No

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

No

Parking Ramp Lighting

No

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

No

NDB

No

VOR

No

ILS

No

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

The airport has no cargo terminal and there are no hi-loaders, forklifts, belts or trolleys.

Performance for 2013

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total passengers

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

180

15

N/A

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:

DASH-8

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

DASH-8

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

Info not available

Storage Area (mt)

No

Cubic Meters (m³)

n/a

Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)

No

If "Yes" specify below

Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)

No

Max Capacity (mt)

n/a

Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)

No

Loading Ramps (Yes / No)

No

Storage Facilities

There are storage facilities in Bossaso as per described above but hardly used as cargo is removed from airport for security reasons on day of arrival.

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Night landings are not permitted

Fuel Services Charges

 

Price per Unit

Jet A-1

$1.26 / litre

Avgas

N/A

Companies Available 

For information on Somalia airport contact details, please see the following link: 4.5 Somalia Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/