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Burundi Bujumbura International Airport

For information on Burundi Bujumbura conatc details, please see the following link: 

4.4 Burundi Airport Company Contact List

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.

Location Details
CountryBurundiLatitude-3.324297
Province / DistrictBujumburaLongitude29.31852
Town or City (Closest)BujumburaElevation (ft and m)2,582 ft / 787 m
Airfield NameAeroport de BujumburaIATA and ICAO CodesBJM/HBBA
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,600m x 45m

Orientation

17/35

Surface

All weather asphalt to ICAO standards.

Helicopter Pad(s)

UN integrated mission in Burundi (BINUB) has constructed helipads next to Bujumbura airport and are being used by UN helicopters.

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

MI26 (No limit)

Width and Length (metres)

There’s a designated area for helicopters.

Surface

Asphalt.

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

n/a

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

n/a

Base Operating Room

n/a

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

 Performance for 2013

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

6263

522

17

Total passengers

237,119

19760

659

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

48,000 MT

4,000

132

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

2267

189

6

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Storage Facilities

Total storage space is 2,006m2

Airfield Cost

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

 Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

0.1818 (Min 20 USD)

Break Bulk Fee

0.19$/kg

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

Strong Room – per consignment

n/a

Cold Storage Fee

0.178$/kg/day

Delivery outside normal working hours

n/a

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

n/a

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

n/a

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

100 FBU/kg (Min 10,000FBU)

Handling charges with Forklift

Forklift rent=50$/hr.;

Handling :

1-500kg=12$

501-1000kg=20$

1001-2000kg=30$

2001-3000kg=35$

3001-4000kg=45$

4001-5000kg=55$

Above 5000kg = add-up 25$/MT

International Air Waybill

n/a

Local Air Waybill

n/a

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

n/a

Air Way Bill Documentation

n/a

Diplomatic Mail

n/a

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: 

Burundi Airports Charges

Air-bridge Charges

Not available

Security

 Good
 

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.

Companies Available 

For information on Burundi Bujumbura contact details, please see the following link: 

4.4 Burundi Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found atAZ Freight Information on Burundi