Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport
Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is a joint civilian/military-use airport
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 situated in Djibouti City, Djibouti
Djibouti , officially the Republic of Djibouti , is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east...

. In 2004, the airport served 182,641 passengers.


In addition to its use as a civilian airport, the following military establishments are located at Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport:
  • Military of France
    Military of France
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    • 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (French Foreign Legion
      French Foreign Legion
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    • 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment
      5th Overseas Interarms Regiment
      The 5th Overseas Interarm Regiment is a troupes de marine regiment stationed in Djibouti...

       (Troupes de Marine
      Troupes de marine
      The or Infanterie de marine, formerly Troupes coloniales, are an arm of the French Army with a colonial heritage. The Troupes de marine have a dedicated overseas service role. Despite their title they have been a part of the Army since 1958...

    • Djibouti Air Base: Base aérienne 188 (BA 188) Djibouti "Colonel Massart" - French Air Force base
    • Escadron de chasse 3/11 Corse operating 7 Mirage 2000C and 3 Mirage 2000D
    • Escadron de transport d'outre mer 88 Larzac flying C-160 Transall, Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma and AS555 Fennec
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BA 188 is a joint forces support establishment, which has numerous support units based there and an anti-aircraft missile section of 8 double-barrelled 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and Mistral firing posts.
  • United States Armed Forces
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     (Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa)
    • Camp Lemonnier - formerly a base of the French Foreign Legion, the camp is located on the southern side of the airfield

  • Djibouti Air Force
    Djibouti Air Force
    The Djiboutian Air Force .Djibouti is situated on the eastern coast of Africa between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and covers 23.200 square kilometer. The Djibouti Air Force was formed after the independence of June 27 1977 as part of the Djibouti Army...

     - located on the south west side of the airfield

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