Bujumbura International Airport

Coordinates: 03°19′26″S 029°19′07″E / 3.32389°S 29.31861°E / -3.32389; 29.31861
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Melchior Ndadaye International Airport

Aéroport international Melchior Ndadaye
Airport typePublic
ServesBujumbura, Burundi
Elevation AMSL2,582 ft / 787 m
Coordinates03°19′26″S 029°19′07″E / 3.32389°S 29.31861°E / -3.32389; 29.31861
BJM is located in Burundi
Location of Airport in Burundi
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 11,811 3,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers (arrivals)131, 477[1]

Melchior Ndadaye International Airport (IATA: BJM, ICAO: HBBA) is an airport in Bujumbura, the former capital of Burundi. It is Burundi's only international airport and the only one with a paved runway.


The airport was opened in 1952.[2] On 1 July 2019, the airport was renamed Melchior Ndadaye International Airport after the first democratically elected president of Burundi who was murdered in a coup d'état in October 1993, three months after being elected. This event sparked the decade-long Burundian Civil War.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of December 2018, the following airlines maintain regular scheduled service to Bujumbura International Airport:[4]


Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Kigoma[5]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
RwandAir Kigali
Uganda Airlines Entebbe[6]


Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa, Kigali[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Burundi tourist arrivals: are they improving?". eTN. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ "AEROPORT INTERNATIONAL DE BUJUMBURA>70ème anniversaire de l'OACI". www.ppbdi.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ Ismaïla, NDAO Khadidiatou (1 July 2019). "Bujumbura airport named after first Burundian elected president". Panafrican News Agency. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Qatar, Uganda Agree To Update Air Service Agreement". menafn.com. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Air Tanzania resumes Entebbe / Bujumbura service from late-August 2018". Routesonline.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Uganda Airlines resumes operation from late-Aug 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  7. ^ Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Schedule Archived 11 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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