N'Djamena International Airport

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N'Djamena International Airport
IATA: NDJICAO: FTTJ
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government
Serves N'Djamena, Chad
Hub for Toumaï Air Tchad
Elevation AMSL 968 ft / 295 m
Coordinates 12°08′01″N 015°02′02″E / 12.13361°N 15.03389°E / 12.13361; 15.03389Coordinates: 12°08′01″N 015°02′02″E / 12.13361°N 15.03389°E / 12.13361; 15.03389
Map
FTTJ is located in Chad
FTTJ
FTTJ
Location of airport in Chad
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

N'Djamena International Airport (IATA: NDJICAO: FTTJ) is an international airport serving N'Djamena,[1][2] 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.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 968 feet (295 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 05/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Military base[edit]

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[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service from this airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Cotonou[3]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASKY Airlines Abuja, Douala, Lomé[4]
Camair-Co Douala
Egyptair Cairo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sudan Airways Kano, Khartoum
Toumaï Air Tchad Seasonal: Jeddah
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk[5]

Cargo airlines[edit]

The following airlines offer cargo service from this airport:

Airlines Destinations
Air France Cargo Lagos, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Cargolux Luxembourg
Etihad Crystal Cargo Abu Dhabi
Saudia Cargo Dubai-Al Maktoum, Jeddah, Sharjah[6]

Incidents[edit]

  • On 28 January 1978,[7] Douglas C-47 TT-EAB of Air Tchad[8] was reportedly shot down by rebels near Tibesti.[7] The damaged aircraft apparently landed at N'Djamena International Airport.[9]
  • On 19 September 1989 UTA Flight 772, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (registration N54629)[1] 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.[10][11] 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.[12]

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