Malabo International Airport

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Malabo International Airport
Aeropuerto de Malabo
Aeropuerto Malabo.jpg
Malabo International Airport, June 2007
IATA: SSGICAO: FGSL
SSG is located in Equatorial Guinea
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Location of airport in Equatorial Guinea
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Aeropuertos De Guinea Ecuatorial (ADGE)
Serves Malabo
Location Bioko, Equatorial Guinea
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 76 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 03°45′18″N 08°42′31″E / 3.75500°N 8.70861°E / 3.75500; 8.70861
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,647 2,940 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 283,991
[1]
Exterior of airport; December 2007
View from runway; June 2010

Malabo Airport or Saint Isabel Airport (IATA: SSGICAO: FGSL) (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Malabo), is an airport located at Punta Europa, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. The airport is named after the capital, Malabo, approximately 9 kilometres to the east. Until the discovery of oil within the borders of Equatorial Guinea during the mid-1990s, the airport was a tin-roofed shack that only had one international flight, the government was the main user of the airport. Today it is used mainly by two opposing groups; the petroleum industry and conservationists. The airport is also used by the few aircraft belonging to the armed forces. During the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s, the airport was used as a base for flights into Biafra.

The old tin shack that used to greet arrivals has been replaced by a modern airport lounge. The airport now receives a comfortable amount of foreign traffic, although parts of the runway are in need of repair. Despite recent progress, Malabo airport is one of only two paved airports in Equatorial Guinea, according to the CIA world factbook's entry for the country, with the other being Bata Airport, located on mainland Africa. The hangars can accommodate large aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 or the C-130 Hercules. In 2001, the airport served 34,500 passengers and that number has since risen.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Africa's Connection STP[2] São Tomé[3]
Air France Douala, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Camair-Co Douala
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Abidjan, Accra, Bata, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Lomé, Pointe-Noire
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines operated by White Airways Madrid[4]
Cronos Airlines Bata, Cotonou, Douala, Mongomeyen, Port Harcourt
Douniah Airlines[5] Libreville
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Douala
Iberia Madrid
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Punto Azul Bata, São Tomé, Accra
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Lagos
Sky Gabon Libreville
World Airways Ostend-Bruges

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