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Conakry airport is situated at the end of the peninsula on the North East part of Conakry city about 13 km from downtown. The airport is connected to the town with a new 9 km long highway arriving at the bridge of 8th November. The suburbs, Matoto, are situated north of the airport area. There is also a military casern next to the airport. 

 

Location Details
CountryRepublique de GuinéeLatitude9.406878
Province / DistrictBasse GuinéeLongitude-13.61865
Town or City (Closest)ConakryElevation (ft and m)71 ft / 25 m
Airfield NameConakry GbessiaIATA and ICAO CodesGUCY / CKY
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

Runways

The parking space is wide and there are good security conditions. The airport is well equipped (light, markings on the ground, tie down facilities, etc). Maintenance and unloading areas are available. Fuel access is located on the parking area so aircraft can taxi directly to the location for refueling. There are five possible fuel connections; Apron surface & strength: 25 m Concrete B-747. Surface parking & strength: Concrete + Asphalt to support B747. No use of aircraft stands ID signs. Taxi way guidelines and visual docking/parking guidance system of aircrafts stands. Runway and taxi way markings and lights.

 

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,300 m x 45 m

Orientation

06/24

Surface

Concrete

Helicopter Pad(s)

There is no Helicopter Pads at the airport; nevertheless two areas are used as such in the planes parking area facing the domestic terminal.

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airfield is well maintained and so is the equipment. 

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

N/A

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

No

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: Cat 9

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

N/A

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Approach Lights: N/A

Runway lights: Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

In order to increase the airport's performance, SOGEAC is planning to build a taxi way which will double the capacity of the airport as the planes will be able to taxi during landing or take-off instead of using the only runway available in the airport. 

Performance for 2014

Annual Figures

Monthly

Daily

Total aircraft movements

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total passengers

1,500,000

125,000

4,166

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

35,000 mt

29,167

972

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

35,000 mt

  

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

N/A

  

In order to improve the airport services and attract more air companies (especially cargo), SOGEAC is working on obtaining the RA3 which is a cargo-handling entity located in a third country that is validated and approved as such on the basis of an EU aviation security validation. The RA3 must ensure that security controls, including screening, are applied to all EU/EEA bound consignments and protected from interference. The RA3 and the KC3 checklist is the instrument used by the EU aviation security validator for assessing the level of security applied to EU/EEA bound air cargo or air mail or under the responsibility of the entity seeking designation as a RA3 or KC3. The completed checklist is signed by the EU aviation security validator and, where applicable, commented by the validated entity. If the EU aviation security validator concludes that the entity has succeeded in the complying with the objectives referred to in the checklist, a validation report shall be given to the validated entity. The validation report shall state that the entity is designated Third Country EU aviation security validated Regulars Agent (RA3) or Known Consignor (KC3). The audit will be conducted by Air France. This is the first step to obtain the ACC3 = ‘Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport’. It is required by the European Union (including Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) for carriers to fly air cargo into or through the EU. As from 1 July 2014, carrier stations in third countries must have a Security Validation in order to acquire or maintain their ACC3 designation. This validation needs to be reissued every five years. 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo

AN 124 100/200

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

747 cargo

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

N/A

Storage Area (mt)

50,000

Cubic Meters (m³)

N/A

Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)

Yes

If "Yes" specify below

Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

45 mt

Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)

Yes

Loading Ramps (Yes / No)

Yes on request

Storage Facilities

There are two 40’ Reefer containers available at the airport; one is fixed at +12 and the other is fixed at +4. No negative temperatures are available. SOGEAC is planning a project to increase the storage capacity to 300,000 mt within two years’ time.

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

The navigation charges are distinguished by the charges to be paid to the Guinean National Navigation Authority for flights level below 100 which is calculated as following equation: √weight of the plane in mt / 1  x US $65. In addition to that there are the regional navigation charges to be paid to the Flight Information Region based at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia for flights level above 100. The landing charges at Gbessia International Airport are detailed per metric ton as each metric ton has a different amount for charging. Airspace is divided into lower and upper airspace and into Flight Information Regions (FIRs), which can, as required, encompass Terminal Control Areas (TMAs) or Upper Control Areas (UTAs). An FIR is an airspace with specific dimensions, in which an information service and an alert service are provided. The Roberts FIR TMA extends 40 nm north of Conakry and 99 nm south of Monrovia. The Roberts FIR is a dismemberment of the Dakar FIR. It was established in January 1975 by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which decided to manage their airspace jointly. The FIR was named after Roberts International Airport (also known as Robertsfield), which hosted the headquarters at its creation. The headquarters was transferred to Freetown in June 1990 because of the war in Liberia. It has been based in Conakry since June 1997 as a result of the war in Sierra Leone.

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

Landing USD - $

Night Landing USD - $

Night Take-Off USD - $

Parking USD - $

Handling Charges USD - $

0

7,000

FIR rates: $0.81 x distance (km)

4.387 – 30.624

350.18

350.18

1.095 / hour

42.72

7,001

136,000

FIR rates: $0.81 x distance (km)

30.634 – 1,236.215

350.18

350.18

1.095 / hour

42.72

136,001

and over

FIR rates: $0.81 x distance (km)

1,236.215 -

350.18

350.18

1.095 / hour

42.72

Note 1: Night landing hours are between 00:00 – 24:00 hours
Note 2: Parking charges are for each 1 hour or part of. $0.365 per mt / per hour from the second hour.
Note 3: All of these charges are administered by the SOGEAC

 

Fuel Services Charges

The Société de Manutention de Carburant Aviation de Guinée (SOMCAG) is the sole provider of the fuel services at the airport. The price of Jet A-1 varies if it is for a domestic flight or an international flight.

September 2015

Price per Unit USD - $

Jet A-1 Domestic flights

Jet A-1 International flights

1.231 / litre

0.95 / litre

Avgas

N/A

Cargo Terminal Charges

For all the cargo terminal charges, it is preferable to negotiate directly with SOGEAC and obtain a quotation. Other charges that could be included are:

  • Passenger Service Charges of $25 from Africa to $30 Out of Africa
  • Passenger Security Charge of $5
  • Infrastructure Charge of $25 per passenger
  • Passengers Transportation of $40 per flight
  • Toilets servicing of $97.32
  • GPU: the first hour is $192.09 and is $96.04 from the second hour 
  • ASU is $128.06 per start
  • Baggage Recognition of $250

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

130.88 / mt

Break Bulk Fee

130.88 /mt

Diplomatic Mail

Free

Strong Room – per consignment

N/A

Cold Storage Fee

N/A

Delivery outside normal working hours

20%

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

N/A

Storage per kg per day – Grace period? hours

5 days

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling charges – Unpalletized cargo

130.88 / 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

Free

Storage charges per kg per day

100,000 GNF / 100 kg

Air-bridge Charges

To be negotiated directly with SOGEAC. 

Security

The security of the airport premises is ensured by the Gendarmerie while the National Police is in charge of the safety of the interior. The level of security procedures is fair. 

Companies Available 

For information on Guinea Conakry Airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Guinea Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/