Bangui M'Poko International Airport

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Bangui M'Poko International Airport
Aéroport international Bangui-M'Poko
Bangui airport 2.jpg
Airport terminal
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government
Location Bangui, CAR
Elevation AMSL 1,208 ft / 368 m
Coordinates 04°23′54.51″N 018°31′07.63″E / 4.3984750°N 18.5187861°E / 4.3984750; 18.5187861Coordinates: 04°23′54.51″N 018°31′07.63″E / 4.3984750°N 18.5187861°E / 4.3984750; 18.5187861
Map
BGF is located in Central African Republic
BGF
BGF
Airport in Central African Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 8,530 2,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 11,600
[citation needed] for passengers figures
Airport tarmac.

Bangui M'Poko International Airport (French: Aéroport international Bangui-M'Poko) (IATA: BGFICAO: FEFF) is an international airport located 7 km (4 miles) northwest of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

In 2004, the airport served 53,862 passengers.

In 2012, the airport had an average attendance of about 120,000 passengers, despite a maximum capacity of 10,000 passengers.[1]

The airport is currently an unofficial refugee camp for some 60,000 refugees as of May 2014. [2]As at 2017 the airport is functioning under the supervision of the UN aviation officials.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle[3]
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan,[4] Douala[5]
ASKY Airlines Douala, Lomé,[6]
Karinou Airlines Cotonou, Douala
Kenya Airways Douala, Entebbe [7] Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta[8]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
The Runway

Sexual abuse allegations[edit]

18 soldiers from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea were accused of receiving oral sex and sodomizing children at the airport during 2014. Tens of thousands of refugees live at the airport due to the ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Bangui Airport Passenger

Statistics for Bangui International Airport
Year Total passengers  % Increase Freight (tons) Total Aircraft movements
2003 12,666 -% 50 1178
2004 53,862 76.8% 105 3871
2005 52,854 –0.4% 905 4722
2006 66,058 15.9% 2152 5609
2007 97,633 37.2% 2841 7258
2008 107,079 4.4% 2885 7049

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.afriquenouvelle.fr/Aeroport-Bangui-M-poko-bientot-la-grande-mutation_a1192.html[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Stranded at Bangui Airport: The Refugee Crisis in Central African Republic (PHOTOS)". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Air France May 2014 flight Map, one flight per week, http://www.airfrance.se/SE/en/common/guidevoyageur/reseau/reseau_airfrance_airfrance.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Air Cote d’Ivoire W15 Africa Service Expansions". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267440/air-cote-divoire-nw16-preliminary-service-changes/
  6. ^ ASKY June 2016 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/bgf
  7. ^ "Kenya Airways Africa Service Changes from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kenya Airways Proposes Bangui Service from Oct 2015". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Reuters, May 7, 2015 10:09am EDT, Inquiry begins into alleged child abuse in Central Africa by French troops, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 

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