|Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (IATA: COO, ICAO: DBBB) is an airport in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin in West Africa. The airport is the largest in the country, and as such, is the primary entry point into the country by air with flights to Africa and Europe.
Airlines and destinations
|Allied Air||Lagos, Libreville|
|Air France Cargo||Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Passengers||Change from previous year||Aircraft operations||Change from previous year||Cargo
|Change from previous year|
|Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)
Incidents and accidents
- UTAGE Flight 141: On 25 December 2003, the airplane crashed in the Bight of Benin, killing 151 of the 163 occupants, most of them Lebanese.
In 1974, it was decided to move the operations of the Cotonou international airport to a new facility in Glo-Djigbé. Lack of funding quickly stopped the project.
Plans were revived in 2011 and President Yayi Boni presided at a ceremonial start to the construction of the new airport, using South African funding. Construction on the new facility appears to have stalled again.
- Airport information for COO at Great Circle Mapper.
- Google Maps - Cotonou
- Airport Council International's 2005 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2006 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2007 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2009 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2011 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2012 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report
- Beninese Embassy in Paris, France. "Bénin : Glo-Djigbé, un aéroport flambant neuf à 360 milliards". Retrieved 6 July 2013.[dead link]
- Teiga, Marcus Boni (27 June 2012). "Bénin – Que sont les grands projets économiques devenus?" (in French). SlateAfrique. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- The President visits the airport French
- The President inaugurates improvements French
- Cotonou airport – Cotonou airport website
- OpenStreetMap - Cotonou
- Airport information for DBBB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- OurAirports - Cotonou
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