Gambia International Airlines
|Operating bases||Banjul International Airport|
|Fleet size||2 (at closure)|
|Parent company||Government of The Gambia|
|Headquarters||Banjul, the Gambia|
Gambia International Airlines Limited (GIA) was the national airline of the Gambia, headquartered in Banjul. It operated mostly regional passenger services within West Africa out of Banjul International Airport, as well as flights to London. The airline was owned by the Government of the Gambia (99%) and Gambia Telecommunications Company (1%).
Gambia International Airlines was established on 23 January 1996 and started operations (originally only ground handling) on 1 March of the same year. Flight operations were started on 1 December 2000 in co-operation with Air Namibia. Even though claiming net profit of 1.3 million dollars in 2003, the airline was forced to suspend its flight operations again in April 2004 due to operational problems. Gambia International Airlines could never re-establish any flight operations, and was finally shut down in 2007.
Upon closure, Gambia International Airlines served the following scheduled destinations:
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone
- United Kingdom
In 2004, the Gambia International Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft: