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Awasa international Airport is a public airport facility near Awasa City in the East African country of Ethiopia located within the ‘Horn of Africa’ region. Awasa City is spread along the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley and is located on the Trans-African Highway 4 Cairo-Cape town. At a distance of about 270 kilometers to the south of Addis Ababa, Awasa is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and the Peoples Region.
It is also the largest settlement of this region, a tourist delight which is a natural vacation spot by a lake along the highway and where fishing is a major local industry. Situated at an elevation of about 5,149 feet above mean sea level, this public airport which was originally established in the year 1988 so as to boost development, is presently serving around 450,000 passengers on an average each year.
There is a 7,845 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to all varieties of flight movements including cargo, charter and scheduled passenger services to/from the Awasa International Airport. A single passenger terminal along with the basic aviation infrastructure norms and other relative passenger convenience facilities is serving the airlines and travelers visiting this aviation facility. Private taxis and car rental services are provided at this airport for the benefit of visiting passengers enabling easy and ready local transportation. Moreover, some hotels in the vicinity are offering complementary shuttle services to/from the Awasa International Airport for their guests seeking convenient and comfortable hotel accommodation options.