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Diori Hamani International Airport

Diori Hamani International Airport
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government
Location Niamey, Niger
Elevation AMSL 732 ft / 223 m
NIM is located in Niger
Location within Niger
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09R/27L 3,000 9,843 Bitumen
09L/27R 1,620 5,315 Laterite
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 154,460
Sources: Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar[1][2]

Diori Hamani International Airport (ICAO: DRRN) is an airport in Niamey, the capital of Niger.[3] It is located in the south eastern suburbs of the city, along the Route Nationale 1, the major highway linking Niamey with the east of the nation. The airport complex also includes the major base for the Armed Forces of Niger's "Armee d'Air".

In 2004, the airport served 97,814 passengers. The Air traffic control for NIM is operated by the ASECNA, which bases one of its five air traffic zones for the continent at Niamey.[4] The airport is named after Hamani Diori, the first President of Niger.

In 2013, U.S. African Command spokesman Benjamin Benson confirmed that U.S. air operations conducted from Base Aerienne 101 at Diori Hamani International Airport, were providing "support for intelligence collection with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."[5] In July 2013, the New York Times reported that the deployment had expanded from one Predator UAV to daily flights by a detachment of two larger MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, supported by 120 U.S. Air Force personnel.[6]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan[7]
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Burkina Ouagadougou
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASKY Airlines Addis Ababa, Lagos, Lomé, N'Djamena[8]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa,[9] Ouagadougou[9]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sénégal Airlines Bamako, Dakar, Ouagadougou
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Westair Benin Abuja(suspended),[10] Cotonou, Ouagadougou[11]

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Africa West Airlines Bamako, Cotonou, Liège, Lomé[12]


ASECNA operates the "African School for Meteorology and Civil Aviation/Ecole Africaine de la Météorologie et de l'Aviation Civile" at the Niamey airport complex, as well as in the Plateau quarter of Niamey city centre. Founded in 1963, EAMAC trains civil aviation professionals and aviation meteorologists from across Africa.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ Aeronautical chart
  2. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  3. ^ "Attributions des départements de l'ANAC." Agence nationale de l'aviation civile du Niger. Retrieved on 3 June 2013.
  4. ^ Visites du ministre des Transports et de l'Aviation Civile à l'aéroport international Diori Hamani de Niamey et au CNUT: s'enquérir des conditions de travail des agents. Seini Seydou Zakaria, le Sahel (Niamey) 18 June 2009
  5. ^ Nick Turse, The U.S. Military's Pivot to Africa, The Nation, 5 September 2013.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Air Cote d`Ivoire start Niamey service from September 2013
  8. ^ September 2014 Timetable,
  9. ^ a b "Ethiopian Airlines W13 Africa / Asia Operation Changes as of 10SEP13". Airline Route. 10 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Ebola related,
  11. ^ Westair Benin destinations list for Winter 2012/2013
  12. ^ Africa West Cargo Schedule
  13. ^ L'EAMAC. Accessed 18 June 2009
  14. ^ L'EAMAC, c'est la Météorologie, l'Aviation Civile, l'Electronique et l'Informatique au service de la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne. Official website. Accessed 18 June 2009

External links

  • Accident history for NIM at Aviation Safety Network
  • Airport information for DRRN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • Current weather for DRRN at NOAA/NWS
  • Airport information for DRRN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  • Aeronautical charts for NIAMEY/Diori Hamani (DRRN).
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