The airport is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of Bata and 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) south of Utonde. It has a 2440-metre runway that operates only during the daytime and in good light. The state carrier and four other private companies make up the majority of Bata's industry, transporting passengers from Bioko's Malabo International Airport or the airports at Annobón or Mongomo. The airport is large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. Bata served 15,000 passengers in 2001.