Burundi Bujumbura International Airport
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Bujumbura airport is situated in the western part of the city at about 12 km from the downtown city. The airport is made of asphalt and, equipped with navigation aids and can hold all types of aircraft.
The largest aircraft currently operating to/from Bujumbura is a Boeing 777 and the following airlines offer services to/from Bujumbura: Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, SN Brussels Airlines, South African Airways, Air Uganda and recently Air Tanzania.
There are services to Kigali, Nairobi, Entebbe, Addis Ababa, Johannesburg, Brussels and Dar-Es-Salaam.
The surface, strength and general condition of the parking area is good. There is sufficient lighting and the markings are clear. Expansion and runway rehabilitation work has been undertaken and the taxiing and parking areas can accommodate up to 5 large aircraft and 10 smaller aircraft. Access to fuel and unloading is good.
There is no specified notice required for unscheduled aircraft, but 48 hrs. would be reasonable, depending on the nature of the landing.
|Province / District||Bujumbura||Longitude||29.31852|
|Town or City (Closest)||Bujumbura||Elevation (ft and m)||2,582 ft / 787 m|
|Airfield Name||Aeroport de Bujumbura||IATA and ICAO Codes||BJM/HBBA|
|Open From (hours)||00:00||Open To (hours)||24:00|
3,600m x 45m
|All weather asphalt to ICAO standards.|
UN integrated mission in Burundi (BINUB) has constructed helipads next to Bujumbura airport and are being used by UN helicopters.
Present (Yes / No)
Largest helicopter that can land
MI26 (No limit)
Width and Length (metres)
There’s a designated area for helicopters.
Airport Infrastructure Details
JET A-1 fuel
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax transport to airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator
Performance for 2013
Total aircraft movements
Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)
Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)
Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)
Total storage space is 2,006m2
SOBUGEA (Societe Burundaise de Gestion Aeroportuaire) is the only cargo handling agent at the airport. The state-owned company owns several forklifts, as well as sufficient gangways, auxiliary power units and other ground equipment that can support aircraft. SN Brussels, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya airways, and Rwandair Express are the main airlines currently using the Bujumbura International airport.
Fuel Services Charges
Airport has an underground pipeline linking it to ENGEN fuel tanks, based on location (just a few meters away). ENGEN is the only company undertaking refuelling at the airport for now
Cargo Terminal Charges
Rate US$ / kg
Handling Charge per kg
0.1818 (Min 20 USD)
Break Bulk Fee
Strong Room – per consignment
Cold Storage Fee
Delivery outside normal working hours
Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt
Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours
Rate US$ / kg
Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo
100 FBU/kg (Min 10,000FBU)
Handling charges with Forklift
Above 5000kg = add-up 25$/MT
International Air Waybill
Local Air Waybill
Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation
Air Way Bill Documentation
Storage charges per kg per day
0.0409$/kg after 5 calendar days. (Min 3,000FBU)
*Charges are correct as of May 2014
For information on Burundi Airports Charges, please see the following document:
Good security; no major incident of robbery reported in many years and no sporadic rebel attacks at the airport since more than 2 years.
Police Officers are present at the departure and arrival hall: both areas are fitted with scanning devices, in addition to close circuit cameras installed at strategic points. Also, Army personnel can be seen around the airport.
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Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: AZ Freight Information on Burundi