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Airport Overview

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.

Traffic

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.

Location Details

Country

Cameroon

Latitude

09° 20' 09.21" N 

Province / District

North Province

Longitude

013° 22' 12.37" E 

Town or City (Closest)

Garoua

Elevation (ft. and m)

794 ft, 242m 

Airfield Name

Garoua International Airport

IATA and ICAO Codes

GOU / FKKR

Open From (hours)

 07H

Open To (hours)


Airport Picture

The schematic for Garoua Airport can be found at the following attachment.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2016

Annual Figures

Total aircraft movements

3643

Total passengers

30,268

Total capacity of the airport (metric tons)

5,000

Current activity of the airport (metric tons)

52

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

3 rotations / week

Runways

There is only one tarmac runway at Garoua International Airport.

Runway

Published length (meters)

3,400

Usable length (meters)


Width (meters)

45

Orientation

09/27

Surface

Asphaltic Concrete – Strength : PCN71/F/C/X/T


Further details on the runway are as follows.

Runway West

Runway East

Surface

ASPHALT

Surface

ASPHALT

True Heading

086.0

True Heading

266.0

Latitude

9.334897
09° 20' 05.63" N

Latitude

9.336883
09° 20' 12.78" N

Longitude

13.354831
013° 21' 17.39" E

Longitude

13.385375
013° 23' 07.35" E

Elevation

692.0 feet
211 meters

Elevation

787.0 feet
240 meters

Slope

0.9°

Slope

-0.9°

Landing Distance

11032 feet
3363 meters

Landing Distance

10655 feet
3248 meters

Take-off Distance

11524 feet
3513 meters

Take-off Distance

11524 feet
3513 meters

Lighting System

HIRL
J

Displaced Threshold Length

377 feet
115 meters

Overrun Surface

ASPHALT

Overrun Length

492 feet
150 meters

Helicopter Pad(s)

There is no helicopter pad. But helicopters can land in pre-defined areas on the tarmac.

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

Note: the airport is prohibited for aircraft not equipped with bilateral radio communications.

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

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

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

YES

Max Capacity (mt)

Max. capacity (tons): 9 mt

Max Height (m)

Cannot reach upper level of a B. 747

Loading Ramps

YES

Storage Facilities

There are some storage facilities at the airport.

Airfield Costs

Fuel Services Charges

  • Jet A1: 450 m3
  • Flow : 20m3/H

Security

Security at the airport is Good and is ensured by the national police.