Malabo International Airport

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Malabo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Malabo
Aeropuerto de Malabo.jpg
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Aeropuertos De Guinea Ecuatorial (ADGE)
Serves Malabo
Location Bioko, Equatorial Guinea
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 76 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 03°45′18″N 08°42′31″E / 3.75500°N 8.70861°E / 3.75500; 8.70861
SSG is located in Equatorial Guinea
Location of airport in Equatorial Guinea
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,647 2,940 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 283,991

Malabo Airport or Saint Isabel Airport (IATA: SSGICAO: FGSL) (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Malabo), is an airport located at Punta Europa, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. The airport is named after the capital, Malabo, approximately 9 kilometres to the east.


Until the discovery of oil within the borders of Equatorial Guinea during the mid-1990s, the airport was a tin-roofed shack that only had one international flight, the government was the main user of the airport. The airport is also used by the few aircraft belonging to the armed forces. During the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s, the airport was used as a base for flights into Biafra.[citation needed]

The old tin shack that used to greet arrivals has been replaced by a modern airport lounge. The airport now receives a comfortable amount of foreign traffic, although parts of the runway are in need of repair. Despite recent progress, Malabo airport is one of only three paved airports in Equatorial Guinea, the others being Bata Airport, located on mainland Africa, and Annobon Airport, on Annobon. The hangars can accommodate large aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 or the C-130 Hercules. In 2001, the airport served 34,500 passengers and that number has since risen.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Malabo International Airport, April 2013
Interair South Africa Boeing 737-200, April 2013


Airlines Destinations
Air France Douala, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Camair-Co Douala
CEIBA Intercontinental Abidjan, Accra, Annobón, Bata, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Libreville, Lomé, Pointe-Noire
CEIBA Intercontinental
operated by White Airways
Cronos Airlines Bata, Cotonou, Douala, Port Harcourt
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Douala
Iberia Madrid
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Lagos
Sky Gabon Libreville

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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