Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport
|Elevation AMSL||6 m / 19 ft|
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (IATA: COO, ICAO: DBBB) is an airport in the Cadjehoun neighborhood of 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.
The airport is named after cardinal Bernardin Gantin.
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.
- 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Rwandair opens Cotonou hub in late-August 2017". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- Airport information for COO at Great Circle Mapper.
- "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- "Air Côte d'Ivoire adds new sectors from April 2017". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
- "Air Senegal outlines proposed regional network from late-Sep 2018". routesonline.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "South African Airways intra-Africa service changes from Oct 2017". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- Airport Council International[permanent dead link]'s 2005 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 7 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2006 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2007 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 11 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2009 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2011 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2012 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
- Airport Council International Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report
- Beninese Embassy in Paris, France. "Bénin : Glo-Djigbé, un aéroport flambant neuf à 360 milliards". Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- Teiga, Marcus Boni (27 June 2012). "Bénin – Que sont les grands projets économiques devenus?" (in French). SlateAfrique. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- The President visits the airport Archived 6 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine French
- The President inaugurates improvements Archived 6 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine 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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