N'Djamena International Airport
|N'Djamena International Airport|
|IATA: NDJ – ICAO: FTTJ|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Hub for||Toumaï Air Tchad|
|Elevation AMSL||968 ft / 295 m|
N'Djamena International Airport (IATA: NDJ, ICAO: FTTJ) is an international airport serving N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad. It is the country's only international airport. The airport is dual use, with civilian and military installations on opposite sides of the single runway.
There has been a French military base here since 1986, when Operation Epervier started, and was used as a French base during previous operations. In 2006 Epervier is composed of 1000 men, Mirage F-1 fighters, Puma helicopters, and transport and reconnaissance aircraft.
The French base is also shared by the small Chadian Air Force.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service from this airport:
|Air Côte d’Ivoire||Abidjan, Cotonou |
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|ASKY Airlines||Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Lomé|
|EgyptAir||Cairo (begins 1 April 2014)|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Sudan Airways||Kano, Khartoum|
|Toumaï Air Tchad||Abéché, Bangui, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Dubai, Libreville, Lomé
The following airlines offer cargo service from this airport:
|Air France Cargo||Lagos, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Etihad Crystal Cargo||Abu Dhabi|
|Saudia Cargo||Dubai-Al Maktoum, Jeddah, Sharjah|
|Mid Express Tchad|
- On 28 January 1978, Douglas C-47 TT-EAB of Air Tchad was reportedly shot down by rebels near Tibesti. The damaged aircraft apparently landed at N'Djamena International Airport.
- On 19 September 1989 UTA flight 772, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (registration N54629) 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. 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).
- On 24 July 2001, Vickers Viscount 3D-OHM of Transtel was damaged beyond economic repair in a take-off accident. Although written off by the insurers, the aircraft was repaired. Repairs were almost complete when a soldier accidentally discharged his gun, puncturing a fuel tank.
- Airport information for FTTJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for NDJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Air Cote d`Ivoire start Abidjan-N`Djamena operations via Cotonou from September 2013
- "EGYPTAIR Delays N'Djamena Service Launch to April 2014". Airline Route. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- Turkish Airlines from December 2013 start service to N'Djamena
- "TT-EAB Criminal occurrence description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- "Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Chad, Spelled Tchad in French". The Dakota Association of South Africa. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- "Jacques Hémet shares his vintage propliner images". Ruud Leeuw. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- UTA 772: The forgotten flight
- McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 N54629
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2009.