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Sukhumi Babushara Airport

Sukhumi Babushara Airport
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Sukhumi
Location Georgia
Elevation AMSL 53 ft / 16 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,661 12,012 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1]

Sukhumi Babushara Airport (ICAO: UGSS),[2] previously known as Sukhumi Dranda Airport, is the main airport of Abkhazia. It is located in the village of Babushara next to the larger village of Dranda and some 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia.


The airport was built in the mid-1960s, when the region was part of the civil war in the early 1990s. Land mines and other explosive remnants of war have been cleared from the airport since by the HALO Trust, the only land mine clearance agency active in Abkhazia at the present time.

The airport is currently only used for flights to the mountain village of Pskhu and for flights carried out by Russian Air Force.

In 2006 the government of the Republic of Abkhazia expressed its desire to resume international air traffic in the future,[3] however the facility is not recognized as an international airport by ICAO and flights can only be allowed with the permission of the Georgian government.

There is another airport in Abkhazia near Gudauta, which serves Russian military troops located there.

External links

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  1. ^ Airport information for Sukhumi Dranda Airport (UG29) from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Accident history for Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI / UGSS) at Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ "Sukhum's Airport May Soon Resume Operation". News release. Administration of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia. 2006-12-20. 
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