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Asosa Airport is a public airport that serves the town of Asosa, the capital of western Benishangul-Gumuz Region in Ethiopia. It is located 5.5km (3.4mi) southeast of Asosa. Operated by Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, it is among the 17 main airports in the country. The airport lies at an elevation of 1,561 metres (5,121 feet) above mean sea level and has one paved runway designated 11/29, with an asphalt surface measuring 1,950 metres by 46 metres (6,398 feet by 151 feet). Ethiopian Airlines is the sole carrier that serves Asosa Airport. It offers regularly scheduled domestic flights to Addis Ababa. Its IATA code is ASO, and its ICAO code is HASO.

Asosa, also transliterated as Assosa, is a town in western Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region (or kilil). It is located in the Asosa Zone, one of the three zones in the region, bordered on the south by the Mao-Komo special woreda, on the west by Sudan, and on the northeast by the Kamashi. It has a latitude and longitude of 10°04′N 34°31′E, with an elevation of 1570 metres. According to the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Asosa has an estimated total population of 20,226, making it the largest settlement in Asosa woreda.

Interestingly, the town is populated by various ethnic groups – the Oromo, the Amhara, the Berta, and the Tigray, among others. Curious tourists visiting here will find it fascinating to learn various customs from different ethnic groups. Travellers can also learn different languages, such as Amharic, Oromiffa, Berta, and Tigrinya, practised by the respective groups in the town.

How to get around within Asosa

Asosa lies along Route 5 that connects it with the capital Addis Ababa, and the Sudanese border. As of 2010 there are plans to build a railroad link between Addis Ababa – Sebeta – Ambo – Ijaji – Nekemet – Nejo – Asosa and Kurmuk.

How to get to Asosa

Asosa Airport offers regular domestic flights to Addis Ababa via Ethiopian Airlines. For passengers who need medical transport and ambulance flights to and from Asosa, companies like Ambulanzflug Zentrale offers patients of all ages with transportation, especially during emergency cases. For international air transit, the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines in the country is at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. This is a point of transfer to most capitals of East Africa. Lufthansa, Sudan Airways, Kenya Airways, British Airways, KLM, Turkish Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Egypt Air and Fly Dubai are the other international airlines that serve the airport.

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