Dire Dawa Airport Code (DIR)

The Dire Dawa – Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport is an important commercial airport in the northeast African landlocked state of Ethiopia.

There are regular scheduled flights to, for example, Kabri Dar, Jijiga, Shilavo or the capital Addis Ababa, from where further connecting flights are also possible.

  • Airport Code: Dire Dawa (DIR)
  • Time zone: GMT 3
  • Service telephone: +251 25-111-1147; +251 25-111-3017 (Ethiopian Airlines, Dira Dawa Office)
  • Address: Dira Dawa International Airport, Dira Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Operator: Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
  • Parking: Yes, there are enough parking spaces available.
  • Nearby towns: Dire Dawa (4 km)
  • Transport connections: The airport is right in the city.
  • Flight distribution by weekday: Monday (14.07%), Tuesday (14.07%), Wednesday (14.07%), Thursday (14.07%), Friday (14.07%), Saturday (15.58%), Sunday (14.07%)
  • other spellings: Dire Dawa TD Yilma, Dire Daua, Дыре Дауа, Дире Дава, Ντίρε Ντάουα, דירה דאווה, ديرة داوا, 디레 다와, ディレ・ダワ, 德雷达瓦, 德雷達瓦, ድሬዳዋ

Most popular flight destinations from Dire Dawa  (flights per week)

  1. Addis Ababa(80, 82.47%)
  2. Djibouti(16, 16.49%)
  3. other (1.03%)


Dire Dawa Airport is located near the city of Dire Dawa in the eastern part of Ethiopia. The airport’s coordinates are approximately 9.6139° N latitude and 41.8545° E longitude.

Dire Dawa Airport Code

Weather by Month:

Below is a table illustrating the average highest and lowest temperatures in Dire Dawa by month:

Month Highest Temperature (°C) Lowest Temperature (°C)
January 27 12
February 29 13
March 31 14
April 31 15
May 30 15
June 29 14
July 28 14
August 28 14
September 29 14
October 30 14
November 28 13
December 27 12

Nearby Cities

The strategic location of Dire Dawa Airport makes it a gateway to several significant cities in eastern Ethiopia and neighboring regions. Here are some of the key cities near Dire Dawa Airport:

Dire Dawa

Distance from Airport: 2 km

Dire Dawa is the closest and most prominent city near the airport. As the second largest city in Ethiopia, it is an important economic hub, known for its vibrant markets, diverse culture, and historical significance. The city is a blend of modern and traditional influences, with bustling commercial activities and a rich cultural heritage.


Distance from Airport: 52 km

Harar is a historic city renowned for its ancient walls and significant Islamic heritage. It is often referred to as the “City of Saints” due to its numerous mosques and shrines. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique architecture, colorful markets, and the tradition of feeding hyenas. Harar’s rich cultural tapestry makes it a fascinating destination for visitors.


Distance from Airport: 150 km

Jijiga is the capital of the Somali Region in Ethiopia. It serves as a major center for trade and commerce in the region, especially for the Somali ethnic community. The city is known for its vibrant markets and the unique cultural practices of the Somali people. Jijiga is growing rapidly, becoming an important urban center in eastern Ethiopia.


Distance from Airport: 300 km

Degehabur is another significant city in the Somali Region. It is an important center for pastoralist communities, with livestock trade being a major economic activity. The city has a distinct cultural identity, influenced by the traditions of the Somali people. Degehabur’s remote location gives it a unique charm and offers insights into the pastoral lifestyle of the region.


Distance from Airport: 200 km

Dire is a smaller town but plays a key role as a local trade center. It is situated in a predominantly agricultural area, with farming being the main livelihood of its residents. The town offers a glimpse into rural life in eastern Ethiopia, with its traditional practices and community-oriented lifestyle.