Maya-Maya Airport

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Maya–Maya Airport
Aeroport maya-maya.jpg
IATA: BZVICAO: FCBB
BZV is located in Republic of the Congo
BZV
BZV
Location of Airport in Republic of the Congo
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Serves Brazzaville
Location Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Hub for Equatorial Congo Airlines
Elevation AMSL 1,048 ft / 319 m
Coordinates 04°15′06.12″S 15°15′10.91″E / 4.2517000°S 15.2530306°E / -4.2517000; 15.2530306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05L/23R 10,827 3,300 Asphalt
05R/23L (used only as taxiway, no takeoffs or landings[1]) 10,827 3,300 Asphalt

Maya–Maya Airport (IATA: BZVICAO: FCBB) is an airport located in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo.

In 2010, a new runway 3300m long (05L/23R) and a new terminal with 3 air bridges were opened. The older runway (05R/23L) was repaired and now is used as a taxiway. A second module for the new terminal was completed in 2013. Chinese construction firm Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative Co., Ltd. performed the $160 million in upgrades to the airport.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Cotonou, Libreville
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASKY Airlines Douala, Lomé[3]
Camair-Co Douala, Kinshasa[4]
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Malabo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Equatorial Congo Airlines
operated by PrivatAir
Dubai,[5] Pointe-Noire, Cotonou, Douala, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Ollombo
Equaflight Pointe-Noire[6]
Interair South Africa Cotonou, Johannesburg-OR Tambo[7]
Karinou Airlines Bangui
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Mauritania Airlines International Nouakchott, Cotonou, Abidjan, Bamako[citation needed]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Pointe-Noire
RwandAir Kigali, Libreville
SN Air Congo[citation needed] Dolisie, Impfondo, Ouesso, Pointe-Noire
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Bangui, Douala, Luanda[8]
Trans Air Congo Douala, Libreville, Pointe-Noire[9]
Westair Benin Cotonou, Pointe-Noire[10]

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avient Aviation Liège[11]
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa[12]
Air France Cargo Bangui[13]
Africa West Airlines Lomè
Cargolux Airlines Luxembourg

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 19 September 1989 UTA Flight 772, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (registration N54629)[14] operating the Brazzaville-N'Djamena-Paris CDG sector, was bombed 46 minutes after take-off from N'Djamena causing the aircraft to crash while flying over Niger. All 156 passengers and 14 crew members on board perished.[15][16] For nearly 20 years, this incident marked the deadliest air disaster involving a French-operated airliner, in terms of loss of life. As of June 2009, it ranks as the second-deadliest (see Air France Flight 447).
  • 23 November 1996: Hijackers forced Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, bound from Mumbai and Addis Ababa to Abidjan through many stops (including Brazzaville), to crash into the Indian Ocean.
  • On 26 August 2009, an Antonov An-12 of Aero-Fret (registered TN-AIA) crashed on approach. The flight had originated from Pointe Noire Airport. The five Ukrainian crew and one Congolese passenger were killed.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOTAM Brazza of 15.11.2012 – 16-11-2012, ntm12fc22.pdf (download by javascript)". AIS ASECNA, Current Events (NOTAMs). Brazzaville, Republic of Congo: AGENCE POUR LA SÉCURITÉ DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE EN AFRIQUE ET A MADAGASCAR. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Second module at Brazzaville Maya–Maya International set to become operational". Africa Aviation Tribune. 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ 2014 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/bzv
  4. ^ "Cameroon Airlines Corporation Programme d'été du 30/03/14 au 25/10/14" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Equaflight, 2014 timetable and fares, http://www.equaflight.com/en/schedules-fares/
  7. ^ May 2014 Timetable, http://www.interair.co.za/timetable.asp#sa-ind
  8. ^ 2014 Route Map, http://www.taag.com/en/route-map.aspx
  9. ^ Trans air Congo Flights, June 2014, http://www.neonflights.com/flights-with-trans_Air_Congo.html
  10. ^ Westair Benin destinations list for Winter 2012/2013
  11. ^ Avient Aviation Schedule from LGG
  12. ^ Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Schedule
  13. ^ Avient Aviation Schedule from LGG
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ UTA 772: The forgotten flight
  16. ^ McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 N54629
  17. ^ "Crash: Aero-Fret AN12 at Nganga Lingolo on Aug 26th 2009, impacted ground in a cemetery". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  18. ^ a b "Cargo plane crashes into houses in Congo-Brazzaville, killing 32". BNO News. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  19. ^ Simon Hradecky (2 December 2012). "Crash: Aero Services IL76 at Brazzaville on Nov 30th 2012, impacted buildings short of runway". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 

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