Osvaldo Vieira International Airport has one runway, heading 03/21, with a length of 10,498 feet (3200 m). The altitude of this runway is 127 feet (39 m). This runway is also one of the three in Guinea-Bissau that are paved.
The airport had to be closed on June 7, 1998 due to intense fighting in and around Bissau. It was officially reopened in July 1999 when a TAP Portugal plane carrying Prime Minister Francisco Fadul, along with numerous other dignitaries from both Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, landed at Osvaldo Vieira.
On December 10, 2013, TAP Portugal suspended operations to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport after the local police forces under threatened the crew of Flight TP202 destined for Lisbon and forced the crew to board 74 Syrianrefugees, who have arrived in Bissau via Morocco and Turkey and who were holding falsified Turkish passports.
Currently, Senegal Airlines has a daily flight to Dakar, which continues to Praia twice a week. Royal Air Maroc flies to Praia and Casablanca twice a week. ASKY Airlines has a twice weekly service to Conakry, Abidjan and Lome.