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Federal Government Announces Plans to Construct New Airport in Mogadishu

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: The federal government of Somalia has announced plans to construct a new airport in Mogadishu in a move to ease congestion at the Aden Adde International Airport.

According to the Somali Civil Aviation Authority General Manager Ahmed Macalin Hassan, the new airport will be located in El Jamaaq, a decision driven by the need to accommodate the growing number of domestic and international flights.

“The city of Mogadishu will have a new airport that will be available for the services needed by all types of aircraft that operate locally and abroad. We have evaluated the land and it is a suitable land to implement the construction of the airport,” the General Manager said.

He said the current international airport in Mogadishu handles over 200 flights daily which prompted the need to construct a new airport to enable smooth operations and better service for passengers and airlines.

The project, he added, underscores the government’s commitment to enhancing the infrastructure and capacity of the nation’s aviation sector.

The Somali Civil Aviation Authority has been conducting extensive surveys and evaluations over the past five years to determine the best location and conditions for the new airport.