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Cheap flights to Somalia

It may boast the longest coastline in Africa (and plenty of exquisite beaches) but after a few troubled years Somalia’s tourism industry is only just starting to pick up. The Foreign Office still warn people against travelling to Somalia, and if you decide to take the chance on this beautiful country it’s well worth paying attention. Take plenty of precautions: the best thing to do is hire a guide, preferably with an armoured car. Western tourists can be a target, so it’s best to protect yourself if you want to make the most of your trip.

Don’t let the warnings put you off too much. Somalia is still a beautiful country packed with historical sites, national parks, and gorgeous mountain ranges. Somalia has 62 airports, although only seven have paved runways and only four offer international flights. If you’re planning a trip to Somalia, try looking for flights to the following airports.

Hargeisa International Airport

This airport serves the city of Hargeisa, the capital of the autonomous Somaliland region. Somaliland is widely considered to be the most stable region in Somalia, so it’s the best place to dip your toes in. The airport has recently undergone a huge renovation project.

Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ)

This airport serves Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, and is named after the country’s first president.

Bender Qassim International Airport

Serving the city of Bosaso in the Puntland region, this airport is the third largest in Somalia. The airport is currently undergoing some major renovations. The city itself is fairly peaceful, and boasts a beautiful white sand beach with a coral reef. If you’re planning on leaving the city, the government recommend bringing an armed guard.

Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport

Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport is The main airport serving the Mudug region of Somalia and its capital city Galkayo. The city is a vibrant and lively town that thrives on trade.  

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