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Diori Hamani International Airport
Diori Hamani International Airport
(IATA: NIM, ICAO: DRRN) is an airport in Niamey, the capital of Niger.[3] It is located 9 km (6 mi) from Niamey
Niamey
in the south eastern suburbs of the city, along the Route Nationale 1, the major highway linking Niamey
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".

Contents

1 Overview 2 Airlines and destinations

2.1 Passenger

3 EAMAC 4 Base Aérienne 101 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Overview[edit] 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. Airlines and destinations[edit] Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations

Air Algérie Algiers

Air Burkina Ouagadougou

Air Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan

Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Lomé

Niger
Niger
Airlines Maradi, Agadez, Diffa, Zinder

Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli-Mitiga

ASKY Airlines Ouagadougou, Lomé

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Ouagadougou[5]

Libyan Airways Tripoli-International[6]

Royal Air Maroc Casablanca

Tunisair Abidjan, Tunis

Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk, Bamako

EAMAC[edit] ASECNA operates the "African School for Meteorology and Civil Aviation/Ecole Africaine de la Météorologie et de l'Aviation Civile" at the Niamey
Niamey
airport complex, as well as in the Plateau quarter of Niamey
Niamey
city centre. Founded in 1963, EAMAC trains civil aviation professionals and aviation meteorologists from across Africa.[7][8] Base Aérienne 101[edit] The Niger
Niger
Air Force maintains Base Aérienne 101, collocated with Diori Hamani International Airport, and it is used by both the American and French armed forces for counter-terrorism operations.[9][10][11][12] In 2013, U.S. African Command
U.S. African Command
spokesman Benjamin Benson confirmed that U.S. air operations conducted from Base Aérienne 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."[13] 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
MQ-9 Reaper
remotely piloted aircraft, supported by 120 U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
personnel.[14] Around 2013, two Ku band
Ku band
arrays were constructed at the airport to allow for communication with EADS Harfang
EADS Harfang
UAVs.[15] The French Air Force Escadron de Drone 1/33 Belfort has operated three MQ-9 Reapers out of the base since January 2015 in support of Operation Barkhane.[11] France
France
has also deployed Dassault Mirage 2000D
Dassault Mirage 2000D
aircraft from the French Air Forces detachment (DETAIR) to the base.[16][12] The Nigerien Air Force operates two Cessna-208 Caravans equipped for ISTAR operations at the airport.[17][18] See also[edit]

Niger
Niger
portal Aviation portal

Niamey Transport in Niger

References[edit]

^ Aeronautical chart ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa ^ "Attributions des départements de l'ANAC." Agence nationale de l'aviation civile du Niger. Retrieved on 3 June 2013. ^ Visites du ministre des Transports et de l'Aviation Civile à l'aéroport international Diori Hamani de Niamey
Niamey
et au CNUT: s'enquérir des conditions de travail des agents Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Seini Seydou Zakaria, le Sahel (Niamey) 18 June 2009 ^ Liu, Jim (23 August 2017). "Ethiopian consolidates Niamey
Niamey
/ Ouagadougou service from Oct 2017". UBM (UK) Ltd.  ^ https://kvikr.com/flight/ln423_libyan_airlines ^ L'EAMAC. asecna.aero Accessed 18 June 2009 ^ 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 ^ Trevithick, Joseph (20 May 2014). " Niger
Niger
is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa". Offiziere. The American site is near Diori Hamani International Airport and the collocated Nigerien Air Force’s Base Aérienne 101.  ^ Beckhusen, Robert (17 February 2014). "New Satellite Images Show Expanded Drone Base in Africa". Medium. The base is located next to the Diori Hamani International Airport
Diori Hamani International Airport
in Niamey, Niger’s capital. It isn’t a secret, but both Washington and Paris are tight-lipped about its operations.  ^ a b Lert, Frédéric (10 January 2017). " France
France
receives two more Reapers, deploys them to Niger". Jane's Information Group.  ^ a b "Niger: Hollande visite la base des drones français" (in French). Radio France
France
Internationale. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.  ^ Nick Turse, The U.S. Military's Pivot to Africa, The Nation, 5 September 2013. ^ "Drones in Niger
Niger
Reflect New U.S. Tack on Terrorism". The New York Times. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2016.  ^ "Imagery of the Week: Drone Aprons at Niamey". Open Source IMINT. 9 February 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. The latest imagery from DigitalGlobe from 10OCT13 shows the two drone aprons and their support areas at the airport including their associated ku-band arrays. Note the French apron has two arrays for the Harfang as the UAV requires a low data rate link for the ground control station and a high data rate link for collected data (e.g. video, photos).  ^ "3 French Mirage jet fighters deployed in Jordan". Times of Israel. Agence- France
France
Presse. 30 November 2014. Pilots from the French Air Forces detachment (DETAIR) are pictured next to a Mirage 2000D fighter jet at the Air Base 101, on November 23, 2014 in Niamey.  ^ Biggers, Chris (3 January 2016). "Imagery Confirms Niger's New Cessna 208 Caravan". bellingcat. The latest commercial satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe confirms the arrival of two Cessna-208 Caravan to Nigerien Air Force’s Base Aérienne 101 in Niamey
Niamey
[...] The U.S. Embassy in Niger
Niger
notes the aircraft are equipped for the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.  ^ "US Presents Niger
Niger
with Cessnas". United States
United States
Department of State. 21 October 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. The ceremony marks the culmination of 12 months of planning, training and execution of two projects: The transfer of two Cessna C-208 Caravans with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability to the Nigerien Air Force; and the transfer of 40 military vehicles (Land Cruisers, ambulances, and cargo trucks), 250 sets of uniforms and personal protective equipment, radios and associated spare parts to the 24th Battalion Inter-armée (BIA) of Dirkou. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diori Hamani International Airport.

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

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Niamey
Niamey

Communes

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Education

Lycée La Fontaine American International School of Niamey Abdou Moumouni University

Transport

Diori Hamani International Airport Niamey
Niamey
railway station

Landmarks

African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development Grand Mosque of Niamey Lamordé University Hospital Musée National Boubou Hama National Hospital Niamey
Niamey
Grand Market

History

Timeline 2006 Abdou Moumouni University protests

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Airports in Niger

Agadez Arlit Diffa Dirkou Dogondoutchi Dosso Gaya Goure Iferouane La Tapoa Maine-Soroa Maradi Niamey Ouallam Tahoua Tanout Téra Tessaoua Till

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