The airport was opened to traffic in the early 1980s and is an important access point for the northern part of the country. This airport was used in February 2008 for relief operation delivery for Chadian refugees in Northern Cameroon.
The annual passenger traffic through Garoua International Airport was estimated at 24,800 persons in 2009, while an average of 109 mt of cargo were received annually at this airport.
09° 20' 09.21" N
Province / District
013° 22' 12.37" E
Town or City (Closest)
Elevation (ft. and m)
794 ft, 242m
Garoua International Airport
IATA and ICAO Codes
GOU / FKKR
Open From (hours)
Open To (hours)
The schematic for Garoua Airport can be found at the following attachment.
The main air transporter serving the Garoua International Airport is CAMAIR-CO, with almost daily flights to and from Douala via Yaoundé and sometimes Ndjamena (Chad).
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/
Performance for 2016
Total aircraft movements
Total capacity of the airport (metric tons)
Current activity of the airport (metric tons)
Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)
3 rotations / week
There is only one tarmac runway at Garoua International Airport.
Published length (meters)
Usable length (meters)
Asphaltic Concrete – Strength : PCN71/F/C/X/T
Further details on the runway are as follows.
Displaced Threshold Length
There is no helicopter pad. But helicopters can land in pre-defined areas on the tarmac.
JET A-1 fuel
AVGAS 100 (in drums)
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.
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo
Boeing 747 with Upper Deck
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet
|Boeing 747 with Upper Deck|
Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)
|Airport offers 6 post for aircrafts|
Storage Area (m3 and MT)
|5,000mt annually can be handled|
Elevators / Hi Loaders
Max Capacity (mt)
|Max. capacity (tons): 9 mt|
Max Height (m)
Cannot reach upper level of a B. 747
There are some storage facilities at the airport.
Security at the airport is Good and is ensured by the national police.