Mogadishu Airport

Mogadishu Airport was built by the Italians during the second world war and is also home to the Somalia Air Force. It achieved international status in 2006 when African Express Airways became the first international airline to land there. In 2007 Mogadishu Airport was renamed Aden Adde International Airport after Somalia's first president, Aden Abdullah Osman Daar who died that year. Due to the conflict in Somalia, a number of airlines suspended flights to Mogadishu Airport, however, ironically, it is considered a relatively safe place as it is home to peace keeping forces, particularly from Uganda and Burundi who maintain the gateway into Somalia however is widely seen as a target for Islamic militants who see the taking of the airport, the safest way of travel into Somalia, as another step in bringing down the Somalia government.

The chances are that you'll probably never get the opportunity to fly into Mogadishu Airport however this video is the next best thing and shows the breathtaking approach to the runway over the clear blue sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Oh, and just for a bit of trivia, Mogadishu Airport is home to two lion cubs, Scar and Grumpy, who are housed there after being found by government soldiers when they boarded a smuggling ship bound for an unknown Arab country. Now check out our Mogadishu profile page below.


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Make a virtual landing at Mogadishu International Airport, Aden Adde International Airport, in this video and take in the beauty of the Indian Ocean.

 
 


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