The International Airport of Douala was opened to traffic in 1981. It offers 12 posts of parking and can receive two Boeings 747 at the same time. It is the most important airport of the country, handling two thirds of Cameroon's air traffic.
04° 00' 21.89" N
Province / District
009° 43' 10.13" E
Town or City (Closest)
Douala (5 km)
Elevation (ft. and m)
33 ft, 10m
Douala International Airport
IATA and ICAO Codes
DLA / FKKD
Open From (hours)
Open To (hours)
For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Cameroon Airport Company Contact List
Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/
Managed by ADC, Douala has the size of a standard airport with an asphalted runway of 3,047 meters long. Douala airport is mainly structured as follows:
Storage capacity: 39 pallets
Size cargo aircraft bulk:
Size cargo aircraft on pallets:
Cargo Handling Equipment:
Douala International Airport offers one tarmac runway.
Published length (meters)
Usable length (meters)
Asphalted – Strength : PCN59/F/C/X/U Composite
There are two landing areas for helicopters, owned by a private company, Cameroon Helicopters Cooperation (CHC). Details are as follows:
Max size cargo aircraft that bulk cargo can be offloaded
Boeing 747 with Upper Deck
Max size cargo aircraft that can be offloaded on a pallet
Boeing 747 with Upper Deck
Total parking size (m²)
Unknown (But airport offers 12 post for aircrafts, including 2 B747 at a same time)
Storage capacity (m.tons)
Cargo handling equipment
If yes, specify below
Max. capacity (tons): >15MT
Can reach the upper deck of a B.747?: Yes
Cargo handling equipment Aéroports Du Cameroun (ADC).
JET A-1 fuel
Single point refueling
Starter units (press air)
Ground power (mobile)
Pax transport to airfield
Aircraft support services
Base Operating room
Firefighting category (ICAO)
NDB (Non Directional Beacon)
ILS (Instrument Landing System)
Parking ramp lighting
Note: the airport is prohibited for aircraft not equipped with bilateral radio communications.
Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicators
In 2016, passenger indicators dropped by 5.67%, mainly due to the number of flights which was reduced by Camair-CO, Air France, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines and ECAIR. The number of flights went from 19,526 to 18,419, representing 715,025 passengers in 2016.
In the same period, freight performance increased by 7.7%, starting with 17,993 mt in 2015 and reaching 19,379 mt in 2016.
Douala International Airport operates at 60% of its capacity and is not considered congested.
Year(s) and figures
Total aircraft movements
18 419 (2016)
Total capacity of the airport (MT)
Current activity of the airport (MT)
Current monthly use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)
Not in place
The airport has warehouse facilities for cargo storage. The capacity of the warehouse is estimated at 50,000 mt annually.
Source: MAERSK April 2019
Air Field Charges:
A fix prices are established as follow:
Security at the airport is rated as good and is ensured by the national police. Entrance to the embarking zone is restricted for the general public. The airport is equipped with X-ray machines and luggage is systematically checked. Access to the tarmac is also restricted.