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The International Airport of Douala was opened to traffic in 1981. It offers 12 posts of parking and can receive two Boeings 747 at the same time. It is the most important airport of the country, handling 2/3 two thirds of Cameroon's air traffic. 

Location Details 

Country 

CAMEROON 

Latitude 

04° 00' 21.89" N  

Province / District 

LITTORAL REGION 

Longitude 

009° 43' 10.13" E  

Town or City (Closest) 

Douala (5 km) 

Elevation (ft. and m) 

33

feet

ft,

10 meters 

10m  

Airfield Name 

Douala International Airport 

IATA and ICAO Codes 

DLA / FKKD 

Open From (hours) 

05:00      

Open To (hours) 

23:00 

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

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Managed by ADC, Douala has the size of a standard airport with an asphalted runway of 3,047 meters long. Douala airport is mainly structured as follows:

Parking: 

  • 2 presidential areas reserved; 
  • 11 passenger parking places of which 2 are reserved for emergency cases; 
  • 3 parking for freight aircrafts. 

Storage capacity: 39 pallets 

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  • Elevator: 2 high ladders of 7 and 14 mt are operational;
  •  6 ladders of 7 MT mt for aircraft hold. 

Air Field Charges:  

A fix prices are established as follow: 

  • Passenger Aircrafts: from XAF 100,000 to XAF 4,100,000 
  • Cargo Aircrafts with pallets: from XAF 750,000 to XAF 2,350,000 
  • Cargo Aircrafts without pallets: XAE from 300,000 to XAF 800,000;  (Gros Porteur IL 76/AN 124) 
  • Labour Assistance Cost per hour work: XAF 10,000; 
  • Service Equipment Cost per hour work: from XAF 80,000 to XAF 375,000 

Airport Picture

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The airport schematic can be found in this attachment.

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Douala International Airport offers one tarmac runway.

Runway

Published length (meters)

3,047

Usable length (meters)


Width (meters)

45

Orientation

12/30

Surface

Asphalted – Strength : PCN59/F/C/X/U Composite

Runway

Slipway

Surface

ASPHALT

Surface

ASPHALT

True Heading

297.0

True Heading

117.0

Latitude

4.000242
04° 00' 00.87" N

Latitude

4.011867
04° 00' 42.72" N

Longitude

9.730975
009° 43' 51.51" E

Longitude

9.708044
009° 42' 28.96" E

Elevation

13.0 feet
4 meters

Elevation

33.0 feet
10 meters

Slope

0.2°

Slope

-0.2°

Landing Distance

9350 feet
2850 meters

Landing Distance

9350 feet
2850 meters

Takeoff Distance

9539 feet
2907 meters

Takeoff Distance

9512 feet
2899 meters

Overrun Length

189 feet
58 meters

Overrun Length

162 feet
49 meters

Overrun Surface

ASPHALT

Overrun Surface

ASPHALT

Lighting System

HIRL
A1

Lighting System

HIRL
PAPI

Helicopter pad(s)

There are two landing areas for helicopters, owned by a private company, Cameroon Helicopters Cooperation (CHC). Details are as follows:

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Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Max size cargo aircraft that bulk cargo can be offloaded

Boeing 747 with Upper Deck

Max size cargo aircraft that can be offloaded on a pallet

Boeing 747 with Upper Deck

Total parking size (m²)

Unknown (But airport offers 12 post for aircrafts, including 2 B747 at a same time)

Storage capacity (m.tons)

Unknown

Cargo handling equipment

Yes  

   No

If yes, specify below

Elevators

Yes      No


Max. capacity (tons): >15MT

Can reach the upper deck of a B.747?:

     Yes   No

  Yes

Loading ramps

Available

Ground handling through Aéroports Du Cameroun (ADC).

Airport Infrastructure Details

AIRFIELD DETAILS

Customs

Yes  

No

JET A-1 fuel

Yes  

No

Immigration

Yes  

No

AVGAS 100

Yes  

No

Terminal building

Yes  

No

Single point refueling

Yes  

No

Passenger terminal

Yes  

No

Starter units (press air)

Yes  

No

Cargo terminal

Yes  

No

Ground power (mobile)

Yes  

No

Pax transport to airfield

Yes  

No

Crash crew

Yes  

No

Control tower

Yes  

No

Aircraft support services

Yes  

No

Weather facilities

Yes  

No

Latrine servicing

Yes  

No

Catering services

Yes  

No

Fire fighting

Yes  

No

Base Operating room

Yes  

No

Firefighting category (ICAO)

Category: 8

Airport radar

Yes   No

 No

Firefighting equipment

Yes  

No

NDB (Non Directional Beacon)

Yes   No

De-icing equipment

Yes  

No

VOR

Yes   No

IFR procedures

Yes  

No

ILS (Instrument Landing System)

Yes   No

Runway lights

Yes  

No

Approach lights

Yes   No

Parking ramp lighting

Yes  

No

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


Customs

YES

JET A-1 fuel

YES

Immigration

YES

AVGAS 100

YES

Terminal Building

YES

Single Point Refueling

YES

Passenger Terminal

YES

Air Starter Units

YES

Cargo terminal

YES

Ground Power (mobile)

YES

Pax transport to airfield

YES

Ground Handling Services

N/A

Control Tower

YES

Latrine Servicing

YES

Weather Facilities

YES

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Category: 8

Catering Services

TBC

De-icing Equipment

NO

Base Operating Room

NO

Parking Ramp Lighting

YES

Airport Radar

NO

Approach & Runway Lights

YES

NDB

YES

VOR

YES

ILS

YES



Passenger and Cargo Performance

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Indicators

In 2016, Douala performance drop of - 5,.67%, mainly due to the number of flights which was reduced by Camair-CO, Air France, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines and ECAIR. The number of flights went from 19,526 to 18,419, representing 715,025 passengers in 2016.

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Douala International Airport operates at 60% of its capacity . Therefore, it cannot be considered as and is not considered congested.

Sources:        

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

Cargo capacity

Capacity Cargo

Year(s) and figures

Total aircraft movements

18 419 (2016)

Total capacity of the airport (MT)

19,379 (2016)

Current activity of the airport (MT)

N/A

Current monthly use by Humanitarian flights (

UNHAS…

UNHAS)

(MT)

Not in place

Storage Facilities

Fuel storage

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Source: MAERSK April 2019

Air Field Charges:  

A fix prices are established as follow: 

  • Passenger Aircrafts: from XAF 100,000 to XAF 4,100,000 
  • Cargo Aircrafts with pallets: from XAF 750,000 to XAF 2,350,000 
  • Cargo Aircrafts without pallets: XAE from 300,000 to XAF 800,000;  (Gros Porteur IL 76/AN 124) 
  • Labour Assistance Cost per hour work: XAF 10,000; 
  • Service Equipment Cost per hour work: from XAF 80,000 to XAF 375,000 

Security

Security at the airport is rated as good and is ensured by the national police. Entrance to the embarking zone is restricted for the general public. The airport is equipped with X-ray machines and luggage is systematically checked. Access to the tarmac is also restricted.

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