Airport codes Axum Airport

IATA Metropolitan Code


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Airport coordinates

Lat / Lon

14°8'48"N / 38°46'22"E


14.14680, 38.77280


6959ft / 2121.10m

Magnetic variation

2.105 degrees

About Axum Airport

Axum Airport (AXU) is located in the municipality of Tigray in Ethiopia, Africa. It's a medium airport in Ethiopia based in the region Tigrai. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service.

A startling fact is that the airport is at a very high altitude.

Runway information

AXU has one lighted 7,874 ft long runway.

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
16-34 7,874 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

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Axum Airport

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HADR DIR Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport Medium airport Dire Dawa
HAAB ADD Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Large airport Addis Ababa
HAAM AMH Arba Minch Airport Medium airport Arba Minch
HASO ASO Asosa Airport Medium airport Asosa
HABD BJR Bahir Dar Airport Medium airport Bahir Dar
HAGM GMB Gambella Airport Medium airport Gambela
HAGO GDE Gode Airport Medium airport Gode
HAGN GDQ Gonder Airport Medium airport Gondar
HAHM QHR Harar Meda Airport Medium airport Debre Zeyit
HAJM JIM Jimma Airport Medium airport Jimma

Airline tickets

Find cheap flight tickets to or from AXU

Looking for that perfect flight ticket to fly to or from Axum Airport? Find and book the most comfortable and cheapest flight to your favorite city through one of our partners.

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Taxi Axum Airport

The easiest way to find a transfer to and from Axum Airport is through our taxi widget below. We will find the best deal for you and display multiple options for you to choose from.

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Car rental

Rent a car at AXU

Find a cheap rental car at Axum Airport to make the most out of your trip to Ethiopia. When travelling abroad, we mostly have a limited amount of time to experience the beautiful sights and activities and often end up we really want to do. A rental car can take you almost everywhere, wherever and whenever you want. Find the perfect car for your trip.

Renting a car at AXU lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit in Ethiopia quickly and hassle-free. Car rental services often include a GPS system, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the country without getting lost. You can drive wherever you want to go.

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Airport car parking at Axum Airport

Park your car at AXU

Whether you are looking for cheap long term airport parking at Axum Airport or the nearest long term car park to your terminal, you can find the best deal at one of our specially selected partners. Because more and more people are flying these days, it’s wise to book a parking spot in advance because parking lots cannot accommodate unlimited amounts of cars. A pre-booked parking space at AXU can give you a sense of peace because you are assured you can park your car.

Different type of airport parking options

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal.

The different types of parking are:

  • Short term parking
  • Daily parking
  • Long term / Satellite parking
  • Valet parking
  • Off-Airport parking
  • Sleep, park, fly
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Hotels near the airport

Hotels at or near Axum Airport

Do you have an early morning flight, long layover or your flight is cancelled, and you don't feel like sleeping on the airport floor? Sleeping in a hotel at or near AXU is the perfect solution. Sleeping in a hotel close by Axum Airport prevents you from being late or not fully rested for your flight.

Hotels in Tigray

Find your ideal hotel in Tigray city centre. Find the perfect hotel to make the most out of your trip to the city of Amsterdam. Consult one of our partners to find the most suitable hotel for your trip.

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Things to do in Ethiopia?

Find the best things to do in or nearby Axum Airport

Are you planning on travelling to Ethiopia? In that case, you might be interested in finding some beautiful things to do in or nearby Tigray. Haven't booked anything yet, and looking for inspiration? Please visit our partner and find many beautiful things to do.

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Store your bags in Tigray

Do you want to visit Tigray and you want to enjoy your time without the weight of your luggage? Good news, there is a good possibility that you don’t have to. When the airport does not provide any options for storing your luggage, you might want to consider to store your luggage in a local shop in the city. Our partners can help you arrange that in advance.

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Forward your luggage

Are you planning a trip to Ethiopia and you have a lot of luggage or just want to enjoy flying without any suitcases of bags? Good news, you do not have to. Just forward your luggage to your destination and make a vacation more like a vacation.

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Travel luggage and cabin bags

Find the perfect travel luggage and cabin bags which are approved by the major airlines. If you are looking for a travel bag which fit all cabin airline restrictions including Ryanair and Easyjet, please visit one of these shops to find out which bags sizes are allowed on board.

All of our partners does have an extensive offer so you can find that perfect bag or suitcase for your next trip.

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Flight delayed, cancelled, overbooked or strikes at AXU?

Claim your compensation

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked at Axum Airport, and do you want to claim compensation? Because your rights are protected by European law you may be entitled up to a certain amount in compensation per passenger. Please visit one of our partners to check if you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance for your trip to Ethiopia

A travel insurance protects you against the unexpected. A primary incentive to get travel insurance can be for the emergency medical assistance. It is wise to get travel insurance for your trip to Ethiopia because you can easily spend a lot of money for treatment and transportation expenses.

Don’t wait too long before purchasing travel insurance because many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specific number of days of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

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Travel insurance for people with a medical condition

Our partners are specialised in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don’t want to be held back by that conditions. A medical travel insurance covers over 1000s of conditions including cancer, MS, IBS, Alzheimer’s, HIV and pregnancy. The online screening will only take as little as 3 minutes.

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AXU giftshop

Customized AXU gifts and souvenirs

Keep your travels’ memories alive with a unique design product of your trip to Axum Airport. Airportag is the best aviation and travel gift shop where you can design many different kind of unique aviation products.

Check out the top 10 airport & aviation gifts.

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