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Overview

Location Details
CountryCentral African RepublicLatitude4.398475
Province / DistrictOmbelle M’pokoLongitude18.51879
Town or City (Closest)BanguiElevation (ft and m)1,208 ft / 368.2 m
Airfield NameBangui-M’Poko International AirportIATA and ICAO CodesBGF /FEFF
Open From (hours)07:30Open 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) 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 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 to date (Nov 2016) include two LET 410, offering 19 seats or 1.5 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.

For information on Central African Republic Aiport contact details, please see the following links:

4.3 Central African Republic Airport Company Contact List

CAR Airport Contacts

Runways

It should be recalled Bangui-M’poko International Airport is authorized only for aircraft equipped with bilateral radio communications. U-turn on the runway is prohibited for aircraft above 40 metric tons weight.

Runway #1 - 17

Runway Dimensions

2640 (Usable length - 2600m) x 45 m (Standard ICAO)

Orientation

17 / 35

Surface

Concrete / asphalted

Helicopter Pad(s)

A helicopter pad is located in the military base, with restricted access to civilians.

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

MI 8

Width and Length (metres)

50 / 100

Surface

Asphalted

Airport Infrastructure Details

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

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

-

Base Operating Room

-

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

-

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Further statistics on UNHAS flight are as follows.
Monthly passengers transported: about 500 persons
Total flight hours monthly: about 83 hours

Performance for 2005

Annual Figures

Total aircraft movements

n/a

Total passengers

66.854 (2005)

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

3000 MVT

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

1200 MVT

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

n/a

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details
Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:B 747 / Antonov 124
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on palletB 747
Total aircraft parking area (m²)31,500
Storage Area (mt)350 ( 250 mt )Cubic Meters (m³)n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)yesIf "Yes" specify below
Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)yesMax Capacity (mt)14
Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)yes, The infrastructure and equipment allows offloading of 4 aircraft B 747 per day. The offloading time is estimated at two hours per B 747 aircraft.
Loading Ramps (Yes / No)Unit for Cargo & luggage

Airfield Cost

For information on Central African Republic Airport costs, please see the following link:

CAR Airport Charges

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.

Security

Level: Good

Companies 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