PLEASE NOTE: This assessment was carried out in 2009. Information will be updated as soon as possible.
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|Country||Central African Republic||Latitude||4.398475|
|Province / District||Ombelle M’poko||Longitude||18.51879|
|Town or City (Closest)||Bangui||Elevation (ft and m)||1,208 ft / 368.2 m|
|Airfield Name||Bangui-M’Poko International Airport||IATA and ICAO Codes||BGF /FEFF|
|Open From (hours)||07:30||Open To (hours)||15:00|
Bangui-M’poko is the only airport in the Central African Republic with international standards. It is situated at about 5 km northwest of Bangui downtown. The airport was open to traffic in 1967 and the last time its runway was resurfaced dates back to 1987. According to last available statistics, 66,854 passengers transited through Bangui International Airport.
The main international companies serving Bangui International Airport are TAAG Angola Airlines (Brazzaville, Douala, Pointe-Noire and Luanda), Afriqiyah Airways (Tripoli), Toumaï Air Tchad (Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Lomé and N’djamena) and Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle), ASKY (Douala, Lome, Cotonou, Abidjan, Dakar, Niamey, Nouakchott, Conakry, Abuja etc.) and Kenya Airways (Nairobi, Bujumbura, Dar Es Salam, Kampala, Entebbe + multiples connections) VIA AIR: for domestic cargo.
The only regular domestic traffic in the Central African Republic is provided by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS), with about 13/14 locations served in the country. The fleet of UNHAS include one to date (Nov 2016) include two LET 410, offering 19 seats or 1.5 mt capacity. There is another aircraft positioned in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. MT capacity x 2, 1 DASH 8 = 35 seats and 1 CESNA 208 = 9 seats. MINUSCA: helicopters = 11, planes = 14, ICRC = 2 planes, MSF = 1 plane.
Considering the insecurity prevailing within the Central African Republic, UNHAS flights are absolutely necessary for the security of UN and other NGOs activities in the country.
The overflight and landing authorizations for civil foreign aircrafts are delivered by the Ministry of Defense following advices of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Ministry of Public Security and Territorial Administration (Homeland Affairs). The request for authorization should be submitted in written form (telex, radio message or any other means) to the Ministry of Defense, at least 72 hours before the expected date for the flight. But a special derogation can be granted by the Minister of Defense. The following documents should be attached to the request for overflight and landing permit: a. Type of aircraft. b. Registration of aircraft. c. Name of pilot. d. Number of crew. e. Number of passengers. f. Origin of aircraft. g. Destination of aircraft. h. Airport of stopover. i. Airport of exit. j. Nature of cargo. k. Date of entry and departure. l. Purpose of visit. m. Services required. The answer of the Ministry of Defense should be given 72 hours following the request. In case of no response within this timeframe, the request should be considered as rejected.
Companies Available Available
Air Operators - Air transport companies:
TAAG Angola Airlines (Brazzaville, Douala, Pointe-Noire and Luanda)
Afriqiyah Airways (Tripoli)
Toumaï Air Tchad (Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Lomé and N’djamena)
Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
ASKY (Douala, Lomé, Cotonou, Nouakchott, Conakry, Dakar, Niamey, Abuja, etc.)
Kenya Airways (Nairobi, Bujumbura, Kampala, Kigali, Dar Es Salam, etc.)
VIA AIR: domestic cargo
UNHAS (domestics flights)
Air Navigation Security and safety: ASECNA
Handling and ground service: AHS MENZIES
Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: AZ Freight information on Central African Republic