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The airport was opened to traffic in the early 80s and contributes to alleviate the isolation of the 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.

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The annual passenger’s traffic through the 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

feet

ft,

242 meters 

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.

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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.

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 area areas on the tarmac.

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

YES

JET A-1 fuel

YES

Immigration

YES

AVGAS 100

NO

Terminal Building

YES

Single Point Refuelling

YES

Passenger Terminal

YES

Air Starter Units

YES

Cargo terminal

YES

Ground Power (mobile)

YES

Pax transport to airfield

YES

Ground Handling Services

YES

Control Tower

YES

Latrine Servicing

YES

Weather Facilities

YES

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

YES

Catering Services

N/A

De-icing Equipment

YES

Base Operating Room

NO

Parking Ramp Lighting

YES

Airport Radar

YES

Approach & Runway Lights

YES

NDB

YES

VOR

YES

ILS

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 (MTmt)

Max. capacity (tons): 9 MTmt

Max Height (m)

Cannot reach upper level of a B. 747

Loading Ramps

YES

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