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Cheap Flights to Hargeisa Egal International Airport

Cheap Flights to Hargeisa Egal International Airport

Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) is the main airport serving the sovereign state of Somaliland. The airport is located in the state's capital city, Hargeisa. Though Hargeisa is not thought to be a tourist destination, it is still an interesting place to visit. Using Skyscanner's Price Alert tool, you can track cost changes for your flight to Hargeisa Egal Airport so you always book at the best airfare rate.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Hargeisa

Hargeisa's climate is considered to be semi-arid, characterized by warm winters and very hot summers. Year round, the temperatures rarely drop below 15° C. Between May and August, the temperatures can go as high as 35° C. If you're sensitive to heat and high humidity, you may want to avoid visiting in the summer months. If you're flexible on when you fly, Skyscanner's Cheapest Month Search Tool can help you choose your dates by showing you the cheapest months to visit Hargeisa.

Airlines that Fly to Hargeisa Egal International Airport

Hargeisa Egal Airport is served by the following airlines:

These airlines all fly to cities within Asia and within Africa. African Express and Jubba are the airlines offering the most destination options.

Arriving at the Airport

Canadians will not be able to enter Somaliland or arrive at Hargeisa Egal Airport without a valid visa. Travellers usually opt to get their visa at the office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines flies direct from Addis Ababa to Hargeisa. Before your flight, you should also read up on the city's customs as both men and woman will need to dress a certain way in order to avoid confrontation with the locals.

Once you have your visa and have arrived safely in the city, you can take a taxi or a public transit bus to your hotel. The airport is located only about 6 km from downtown Hargeisa so a taxi ride generally takes under 20 minutes. The taxi waiting area is located just outside the passenger terminal, near the parking lot. There is also one local car rental company with a service counter at the airport.

Hargeisa Egal International Airport Facilities

At Hargeisa Egal Airport, there is both a bank and a currency exchange location so you can exchange Canadian funds for the local currency. The airport is relatively small and does not have much in terms of other amenities. There are a few small cafes available as well as a gift shop. Prayer rooms are also available at Hargeisa Egal.

One interesting fact about the airport is that it is partially powered by wind power. In 2014, the Somaliland government installed a small, 100-kilowatt wind farm as the first step towards a larger renewable energy push for the country.

What to See and Do in Hargeisa

The Central Market is one of Hargeisa's main tourist attractions. It is a bustling outdoor street market with booths for everything from handbags to food items. Visiting the market is a great way to interact with the local people. You'll also want to visit the Jama Mosque, the city's main mosque. Non-Muslims cannot enter the mosque but can enjoy the building's beautiful architecture from the outside.

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