Air Djibouti’s First Flight with an All-Djiboutian Flight Crew

A significant milestone was achieved today by the national carrier, Air Djibouti. For the first time, the flight crew was exclusively composed of Djiboutian professionals. Before becoming the vision of the CEO, this accomplishment embodies the initial vision of His Excellency Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, whose CEO, Mr. Abdourahman Ali Abdillahi, was tasked with implementing it. After sending 14 young Djiboutians for a two-year training at the Ninety Nine Flying School in Nairobi, they further honed their skills by traveling to South Africa, specifically to Simaero. There, they underwent a specialized program focused on "Type rating ERJ 145." The results of these efforts were proudly unveiled with the Embraer ERJ145 piloted by two Djiboutian pilots : Captain and Chief Pilot Mahad H. Ahmed, accompanied by First Officer Mouhiyadine Said. This moment is a source of national pride for the entire country, underscoring the national airline's ongoing commitment to the training of its human resources, thus laying the foundation for sustainable success in the aviation industry.


Air Djibouti’s Fourth Edition of the Annual 10 km .

On Friday, November 10, 2023, Air Djibouti, in collaboration with the Djiboutian Athletics Federation, the Djiboutian National Olympic and Sports Committee, as well as the State Secretariat for Sports (SES), successfully organized the highly anticipated 4th edition of the 10km race. The starting point of this annual event was at Ménélik Square in a festive atmosphere. A large and enthusiastic crowd attended, with numerous national dignitaries alongside our athletics champions and various institutions of the Djiboutian nation honoring the event with their presence. This significant event welcomed international athletes for the second consecutive year. Among the participants were individuals from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland, and Somalia, adding a unique international dimension to the sporting competition. Furthermore, this edition showcased innovation by introducing a novel initiative : races dedicated to the detection of young talents, featuring a 2km race for girls and a 3km race for boys, marking a significant milestone. More than just a competition, this initiative proved to be a source of inspiration, aimed at encouraging and spotlighting emerging capabilities. The 4th edition of the 10km race was a resounding success, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all athletes who participated in the various categories, including the 10km, the Cadet 5km, and the Women's 5km, as well as the innovative races dedicated to the detection of young talents, the 2km for girls and the 3km for boys. Their determination and commitment contributed to making this event an exceptional success.


One Step Closer To Autonomy !

One Step Closer To Autonomy ! We are extremely proud and delighted to warmly congratulate our engineers who have brilliantly obtained their diploma from the Fujairah Aviation Academy today. This achievement marks a significant step towards Air Djibouti's autonomy in the aviation sector. Seven young Djiboutians, including two women, embarked on an intensive 30-month training program, resulting in the attainment of an EASA B1 and B2 aeronautical maintenance license. Their perseverance and dedication demonstrate their commitment to excellence in the field of aviation. We proudly note the significant participation of these two young women, underscoring equal opportunity and diversity within our team. We are confident that these young engineers will play an essential role in the future development of Air Djibouti, further strengthening our position as a major player in the aviation industry and our ability to independently ensure the maintenance and safety of our aircraft. This day is a source of pride for Air Djibouti, the families of our engineers, as well as for the entire country. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement.


Air Djibouti’s third edition of the annual 10 km

Air Djibouti, in collaboration with the Djiboutian Athletics Federation, the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Djibouti, and the State Secretariat for Sports, hosted the long-awaited third edition of the 10km on November 25th, 2022. This edition was an opportunity to invite international athletes, who included a Kenyan, three Ethiopians, two Somalilanders, and two Somalis. As in previous years, the starting point of this annual event sponsored by Air Djibouti was launched from Place Menelik in a joyful environment, in the presence of several national figures, our athletics champions, and the various army corps of the Djiboutian Nation. We thank all the athletes for their participation in the different categories, among which were the 10 km Senior and Junior, the 5 km Cadet and the 5 km Women.2.



Air Djibouti has launched a COVID 19 vaccination for its staffs as well as those working at Djibouti International Airport, who received their first shot.


Air Djibouti reveals expansion plans

Having re-started commercial services in 2015, after more than a dozen years in the airline wilderness, Air Djibouti is embarking on ambitious plans to expand both freight and passenger services regionally and internationally.


Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa – Canada, July 27, 2021 – During a virtual ceremony held today, Air Djibouti and International Pilot Academy announced a partnership to launch a new Pilot Training Center in Djibouti, starting in January 2022.