Ouagadougou Airport

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Ouagadougou Airport
IATA: OUAICAO: DFFD
OUA is located in Burkina Faso
OUA
OUA
Location of the airport in Burkina Faso
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Ouagadougou
Location Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Hub for Air Burkina
Elevation AMSL 1,037 ft / 316 m
Coordinates 12°21′11″N 01°30′44″W / 12.35306°N 1.51222°W / 12.35306; -1.51222Coordinates: 12°21′11″N 01°30′44″W / 12.35306°N 1.51222°W / 12.35306; -1.51222
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04L/22R 3,028 9,934 Asphalt
04R/22L 1,911 6,269 Laterite
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 404,726
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Ouagadougou Airport (IATA: OUAICAO: 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.[2] 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.[3] In 2007 it was the fifteenth busiest airport in West Africa in passenger volume, just ahead of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and behind Banjul (Gambia).[4] The total air cargo grew 71% from 4,350 tons in 2005 to about 7,448 tons in 2009.[5]

The government plans to close the airport upon construction of the new Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport,[6] 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.[7] The government of Burkina Faso believed that the project would cost $618 million.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Burkina Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Bobo-Dioulasso, Cotonou, Dakar, Lomé, Niamey
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Niamey
Arik Air Bamako, Cotonou, Lagos
ASKY Airlines Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Lagos, Lomé[9]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Ethiopian Airlines Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Niamey
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Niamey
Senegal Airlines Bamako, Dakar, Niamey
Tunisair Bamako, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Westair Benin Abuja, Cotonou, Niamey

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avient Aviation Liège
Cargolux Luxembourg

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  2. ^ World Bank, PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID), Burkina Faso Donsin Transport Infrastructure Project (P120960), 2013, http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2013/03/12/090224b0819d0aad/1_0/Rendered/INDEX/Project0Inform0re0Project000P120960.txt
  3. ^ World Bank, PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID), Burkina Faso Donsin Transport Infrastructure Project (P120960), 2013, http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2013/03/12/090224b0819d0aad/1_0/Rendered/INDEX/Project0Inform0re0Project000P120960.txt
  4. ^ World Bank, PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID), Burkina Faso Donsin Transport Infrastructure Project (P120960), 2013, http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2013/03/12/090224b0819d0aad/1_0/Rendered/INDEX/Project0Inform0re0Project000P120960.txt
  5. ^ World Bank, PROJECT INFORMATION DOCUMENT (PID), Burkina Faso Donsin Transport Infrastructure Project (P120960), 2013, http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2013/03/12/090224b0819d0aad/1_0/Rendered/INDEX/Project0Inform0re0Project000P120960.txt
  6. ^ Egis, New Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport, Burkina Faso, Now located in the city centre, the airport is a source of pollution and risk, with very limited potential for expansion.,http://www.egis-group.com/action/realisations/new-ouagadougou-donsin-airport-burkina-faso
  7. ^ World Bank, Burkina Faso Donsin Transport Infrastructure Project, viewed June 2014, http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P120960/burkina-faso-donsin-transport-infrastructure-project?lang=en
  8. ^ Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport, Report, 2013, Table 1: Donsin Project Costs, http://www.burkinafasoindia.org/documents/Donsin%20FINAL%20English.pdf
  9. ^ September 2014 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/dla