Léon-Mba International Airport

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Léon-Mba International Airport
LBV Libreville international airport departure lounge.JPG
Airport typePublic and military
OperatorHandling Partners Gabon
LocationLibreville, Gabon
Hub for
Elevation AMSL39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates00°27′31″N 009°24′44″E / 0.45861°N 9.41222°E / 0.45861; 9.41222Coordinates: 00°27′31″N 009°24′44″E / 0.45861°N 9.41222°E / 0.45861; 9.41222
LBV is located in Gabon
Location of Airport in Gabon
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,844 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Léon-Mba International Airport (IATA: LBV, ICAO: FOOL) is an airport situated in Libreville, Gabon. It is the main international airport in the country and was constructed in the 1950s.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Africa's Connection STP[4] São Tomé[5]
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Brazzaville, Cotonou,[6] Pointe-Noire[7]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Arik Air Lagos,[8] Port Harcourt[8]
ASKY Airlines Douala, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kinshasa-N'djili, Lomé, Yaoundé[9]
Camair-co Douala
CEIBA Intercontinental Bata, Douala, Malabo, Pointe-Noire, São Tomé
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Malabo
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Yaoundé
Nationale Regionale Transport Franceville, Koulamoutou, Makokou, Mouila, Oyem, Port-Gentil, Tchibanga
RwandAir Brazzaville, Cotonou,[10] Douala,[10] Kigali, Yaoundé[11]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Luanda
Trans Air Congo Douala, Pointe-Noire
Turkish Airlines Istanbul,[12] Kinshasa


Cargolux Luxembourg
DHL Aviation Abidjan, Franceville, Port-Gentil,
Royal Air Maroc Cargo Addis Ababa, Casablanca
Sky Gabon Douala, Malabo, Pointe-Noire, Port-Gentil

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 June 2011, Antonov An-26 TR-LII of Solenta Aviation, operating Flight 122A for DHL Aviation ditched in the sea near Libreville International Airport.[13][14] Four people on board were rescued and transported to a local hospital, but were not seriously injured.[13] The crew reported hydraulic problems and eyewitnesses stated that the aircraft's propellers were not turning at the time of the ditching.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for FOOL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for LBV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport. Tender". www.adp-i.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Africa's Connection". www.africas-connection.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Route map 2014". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Air Côte d'Ivoire adds new sectors from April 2017". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  7. ^ "► COTE D'IVOIRE: Air Côte d'Ivoire announces Pointe Noire, Ouagadougou, Yaounde; various timetable changes". www.theafricanaviationtribune.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Arik Air Adds New Routes from Feb 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ June 2016 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/lbv
  10. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Rwandair network adjustment from Sep 2016". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  11. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Rwandair Cameroon Service Changes from March 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  13. ^ a b "DHL cargo plane crashes in Gabon, no fatalities". BNO News. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  14. ^ a b Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Solenta AN26 near Libreville on Jun 6th 2011, ditched in the sea". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

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