Ouagadougou Airport (IATA: OUA, ICAO: DFFD) is an airport located in the centre of the city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The airport handles about 98% percent of all scheduled commercial air traffic in Burkina Faso. Air Burkina and Air France handle about 60% of all scheduled passenger traffic. Between 2005 and 2011, air passenger traffic at Ouagadougou airport grew at an average annual rate of 7.0 percent per annum reaching about 404,726 passengers in 2011 and was estimated to reach 850,000 by 2025. In 2007 it was the fifteenth busiest airport in West Africa in passenger volume, just ahead of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and behind Banjul (Gambia). The total air cargo grew 71% from 4,350 tons in 2005 to about 7,448 tons in 2009.
The government plans to close the airport upon construction of the new Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport, approximately 35 km northeast of Ouagadougou. The new airport is expected to be completed around 2018 and the government of Burkina Faso has a $85 million loan from the World Bank to help finance the construction. The government of Burkino Faso believed that the project would cost $618 million.