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Airport Overview

Yaoundé International Airport was inaugurated in 1991. It is situated 24km from downtown.

The airport is a vast complex of 420 hectares, with an annual capacity of 1.5 million passengers, which can be extended to 2.5 million.

The warehouse capacity is estimated at 10,000 mt per year and the freight is estimated 50,000 mt per year. The highway to link the town of Yaoundé to the airport is still under construction.

Location Details

Country

 Cameroon

Latitude (N/S Decimal Degrees)

03° 43' 21.20" N 

Province/district

 Centre Province

Longitude (E/W Decimal Degrees)

011° 33' 11.77" E 

Town or city (closest)

 Yaoundé (27 km)

Elevation

2278 feet
694 meters 

Airfield name

Yaoundé – Nsimalen International Airport

International Airport

Yes

IATA/ICAO Designator

NSI / FKYS

Airport working hours:

 05H

to

 23H

Airport Name and Management

Contact Names / Email

Tel / Fax

Website

Yaoundé Airport,

BP 13615 Yaoundé

Tel: +237 23 36 02 / 23 45 21

Fax : +237 23 45 20

Name: Etoa Mondoman Francis

Title: Managing Director

Email: adc@camnet.cm

Tel1: +237 23 45 35

Tel2: +237 42 35 77

Tel3: +237 23 98 80



https://www.adcsa.aero/



Name: Balla Michel

Title: Chef d’Escale

E-mail: balla.michel@adcsa.aero

Tel1 : 677 87 65 00

Tel2 : 222 23 36 02

Airport Picture

The schematic for the airport can be found at this attachment.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

The following international companies are present at Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport.

Air companies

Destinations

Air France

Paris – Charles de Gaulle

Air Ivoire

Abidjan and Cotonou

Camair. Co

Douala; Garoua; Ngaoundere; Maroua

Brussels Airlines

Brussels

Kenya Airways

Abidjan, Nairobi

Sky

Lagos, Libreville

Turkish

Istanbul

Africa Aviation

Libreville

Pounto

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopian Airlines

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

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Cameroon Airport Company Contact List

Runways

There is one tarmac runway at Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport.

Runway

Published length (meters)

3,400

Usable length (meters)

3,400

Width (meters)

45

Orientation

01/19

Surface

Asphalted – Strength : PCN67/F/C/W/U Asphaltic Concrete


Further details on the runway are as follows.

Runway

Surface

ASPHALT

True Heading

010.0

Latitude

3.707408
03° 42' 26.67" N

Longitude

11.550628
011° 33' 02.26" E

Elevation

2263.0 feet
690 meters

Slope

0.1°

Landing Distance

11155 feet
3400 meters

Take-off Distance

11355 feet
3461 meters

Overrun Length

200 feet
61 meters

Overrun Surface

ASPHALT

Lighting System

HIRL
PAPI

It is reported that a U-turn is obligatory on the turn-around areas for aircraft equal or above 20 mt weight. Overflight of the city of Yaoundé is prohibited for mono and multi-engines under FL 70 and FL 170.

Helicopter Pad

There is no dedicated helicopter pad but helicopters may land upon request.

Airport Infrastructure Details

AIRFIELD DETAILS

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100 (in drums)

No

Terminal building

Yes

Single point refueling

Yes

Passenger terminal

Yes

Starter units (press air)

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Crash crew

Yes

Control tower

Yes

Aircraft support services

Yes

Weather facilities

Yes

Latrine servicing

Yes

Catering services

Yes

Fire fighting

Yes

Base Operating room

No

Firefighting category (ICAO)

Category: 7

Airport radar

No

Firefighting equipment

Yes

NDB (Non Directional Beacon)

Yes

De-icing equipment

No

VOR

Yes

IFR procedures

Yes

ILS (Instrument Landing System)

Yes

Runway lights

Yes

Approach lights

Yes

Parking ramp lighting

Yes

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

The annual capacity of Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport is estimated at about 1,500 000 passengers, which can easily be increased to 2,500,000. The capacity in terms of cargo is estimated at 50,000 mt annually. It should be mentioned that the airport is used only at 20% of its capacity.

Performance for 2016

Annual Figures

Total aircraft movements

8214

Total passengers

672,930

Total capacity of the airport (metric tons)

50,000

Current activity of the airport (metric tons)

6,573

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

3 rotations / week

Sources:

https://asecnaonline.asecna.aero

https://ccaa.aero/index.php/fr/statistiques-sur-le-transport-aerien

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:

Boeing 747 with Upper Deck; 577; 737; AN 124

Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet

Boeing 747 with Upper Deck; 577; 737; AN 124

Total aircraft parking area (m²)

1 Presidential parking; 7 private parking, 4 of which use telescopic footbridge and 3 with mobile footbridge

Storage Area (mt)

Unknown (but 10,000 mt annually can be handled)

Cubic Meters (m³)

No data available

Cargo Handling Equipment Available 

YES

If "Yes" specify below

Elevators / Hi Loaders 

YES

Max Capacity (MT)

Max. capacity (tons): > 7 mt

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

N/A

Loading Ramps

YES

Night landing hours are between 20:00 and 06:00

Storage Facilities

Yaoundé airport has capacity for 50,000 mt cargo. Less than 20% of the 50,000 mt capacity is currently used.

The airport has warehouse facilities for cargo (1,839m2). Annual capacity is estimated at 50,000 mt.

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

In Yaoundé airport there are two airfield charges depending on the type and size of aircrafts.

  • From less than 10 seats aircraft to 351 seats:
  • Commercial the cost is from 100,000 XAF to 4,100,000 XAF;
  • Technical cost charge is from 50,000 XAF to 2,000,000 XAF;
  • Cargo aircraft with pallets the cost charge is from XAF 750,000 to XAF 4,700,000;
  • Cargo aircraft without pallets the cost charge is from XAF 150,000 to XAF 1,600,000;
  • The cost of refueling (Jet A1) is higher than in Douala: 661.07 XAF per liter (1.567 USD/L).

Fuel Services Charges

Fuel storage

Jet A1: storage available for a quantity around 125 m³/day

Flow: 120m3/H

Cargo Terminal Charges

Source: MAERSK April 2019

Security

Security at the airport is rated as Good and is ensured by the national police and Gendarmerie forces. The airport is equipped with X-ray machines. Access to the tarmac is restricted.