Airport Overview

Maya-Maya Airport (IATA: BZV, ICAO: FCBB) is an airport located in Brazzaville the capital of the Republic of the Congo (only a few kilometres from the city centre). It is the main airport of the country.  In 2015, the airport served 1,300,000 passengers and international flights are available with several air companies including Air France, ASKY, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South Africa airlines, Air Cote d’Ivoire and Royal Air Maroc, TAAG, Rwanda Air, as well as other cargo airlines like Ethiopians air lines. Other than commercial operators, UNHAS (humanitarian flight) operates its own flights between Brazzaville and Impfondo – Betou via RDC. Those flights are reserved to all UN staffs/NGOs, exceptionally available for government members.  Cargo flights serve Maya Maya airport to deliver fresh food. For cargo handling the operation has been commissioned to Congo Handling, which is a subsidiary of the French based Group Europe Handling, while the refuelling operations are operated by SNPC. The access to the Airport is very easy with a two-lane road leading to the main terminal. Different shipping and forwarding companies have their office at the airport.  A customs office is also present.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Republic of Congo

Province or District

Pool

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Brazzaville

Airport’s Complete Name

Maya-Maya

Latitude

-4.25555556

Longitude

15.24833333

Elevation (ft and m)

319 m

IATA Code

BZV

ICAO Code

FCBB

Managing Company or Airport Authority

AERCO

Management Contact Person

contact@aerco-cg.com

Open From (hours)

00:00

Open To (hours)

24:00

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For information on the Airport Company Contact List', please see the followings link: 4.5 Republic of the Congo Airport Companies Contact List.

For information on the government contact list', please see the followings link: 4.1 Republic of the Congo Government Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:  http://www.azfreight.com

For more information on companies operating within the Maya-Maya airport can be found at: http://www.brazzaville-aeroport.com/compagnies-d-assistance/. These include Assistance Companies (SNPC, Total, Congo Handling,…), car rental companies, baggage services, and the international business lounge.

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

In 2015, the airport served 1,300,000 passengers. In 2010, a new runway 3300m long (05L/23R) and a new terminal, with three air bridges were opened. The older runway (05R/23L) was repaired and now is used as a taxiway. A second module for the new terminal was completed in 2013. Chinese construction firm Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative Co., Ltd. performed the $160 million in upgrades to the airport. The current monthly use by humanitarian flights (UNHAS) is approximately 10 flights per month (3,000 passengers).

Performance for 2015

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

28,054

N/A

N/A

Total Passengers

1,300,000

N/A

N/A

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

120

10

N/A

Runways

There are two runways at the Maya-Maya International Airport. The second runway is the former runway 05R/23L which is repaired and now is used as a taxiway.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,300 m x 45 m

Orientation

05/23

Surface

Asphalt

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

3,300 m x 45 m

Orientation

05/23

Surface

Composite

Helicopter Pad(s)

There are no proper helicopter pads at Maya Maya airport. Helicopters land at runway and hover to the parking space or land directly on the field near the aircraft parking area.

Airport Infrastructure Details

The new terminal was inaugurated in 2011. There is considerable improvement compared to the old and largely under dimensioned terminal. Presently the check-in area is in a good conditions. The level of maintenance of the equipment is good.

Here is the airport website: http://www.brazzaville-aeroport.com/ .

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

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

  

Airport Operating Details

The regulation of the civil aviation in the Republic of Congo falls under the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and ANAC is the Government agency that manages and administers the airports. For the airspace security and navigation of aircraft the responsibility has been commissioned to ASECNA.  It is a regional company that manages the aviation security of several African airports including Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. Among its tasks is to assure:

  1. Control of the airspace circulation
  2. Guidance of airplanes
  3. Transmission of technical and traffic messages
  4. Information about flight arrivals/departures
  5. Meteorological information
  6. Guidance of flights inside the airport and terminal approaches
    1. Fire emergency service

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

B-747

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

B-747

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

50,000

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

N/A

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

20 MT

Max Height

(m)

 

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

Hi Loaders can reach the upper deck of B-747

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in Republic of the Congo, please see the following link: 1.3 Republic of the Congo Customs Information.

Storage Facilities

For cargo handling the operation has been commissioned to Congo Handling, which is a subsidiary of the French based Group Europe Handling. Two bonded warehouses of 500 m² are located inside the airport and managed by Congo Handling. For cargo handling, 2 forklifts of 2.5 mt capacity and one of 7 mt capacity are available.

Airfield Costs

For more information on AERCO Charges and Fees, please follow the following link: http://www.brazzaville-airport.com/charges-fees-2/

Costs – Aircraft Servicing Charges (Congo Handling SA)

Service

Ad Hoc / XAF

Chocks per operation

Included in handling charge

Stairs per unit per hour

Included in handling charge

GPU per half-hour (30 min)

315,000 (2 – 3 hours included in handling charge)

ASU per operation

472,500

Loader per hour

Included in handling charge

Navigation Charges

Night landing hours are between 18:00 – 6,00 hours. Parking charges are for each hours or part there of; first 2 hours free. These charges are administered by the ANAC & ASECNA and are the same for all airports in the Republic of Congo. From 26 mt and upwards each weight class fee comes on top of the former one. Over flight fees depends on route and can be very fluctuant.

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) (XAF)

2,087

5,877

5,510

Landing (XAF)

14,105

322,602

1,095,975

Night Landing (XAF)

83,746

106,079

106,079

Night Take-Off (XAF)

83,746

106,079

106,079

Parking Handling Charge (XAF)

MTOW x XAF 120/hour

MTOW x XAF 120/hour

MTOW x XAF 120/hour

Fuel Service Charges 

Aircrafts are served by tank trucks and there is also a single point for refuelling. The price for Jet A-1 is presently XAF 600/litre.  ANAC is also charging a fuel service fee of XAF 3.40/litre.

 

Price per Litre XAF

Jet A-1

600

Avgas

N/A

Cargo Terminal Charges

There is no tariff for handling charges which must be negotiated with the cargo handling company either on a case by case basis, or in a contractual form. Price level will depend on frequency of flights. Some standard examples are given below.

Aircraft Handling Schedule

Aircraft Weight – MTOW (kg)

Aircraft Model

Charges (XAF)

0 – 1,500

C172

Charges quoted on demand

1,501 – 2,500

C205

Charges quoted on demand

2,501 – 5,000

C208

Charges quoted on demand

5,001 – 10,000

DC-3

Charges quoted on demand

10,001 – 20,000

Dash-7

Charges quoted on demand

20,001 – 40,000

Dash-8

525,000 + 50% night (22:00 – 06:00) + 25% Sunday

40,001 – 80,000

An-12

840,000 + 50% night (22:00 – 06:00) + 25% Sunday

80,001 – 120,000

B757

Charges quoted on demand

120,001 – 180,000

B767

2,310,000 + 50% night (22:00 – 06:00) + 25% Sunday

180,001 – 300,000

IL-76 (190 m)

1,575,000 + 50% night (22:00 – 06:00) + 25% Sunday

300,001 – and over

An-124

3,150,000 + 50% night (22:00 – 06:00) + 25% Sunday

 

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate XAF per kg

Handling Charge

115 + 3% Tax

Break Bulk Fee

Included in handling charge

Diplomatic Mail

N/A

Strong Room – per consignment

N/A

Cold Storage Fee

N/A

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

+ 50% (22:00 - - :00) + 25% Sunday

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

N/A

Storage per Day

3 days free, storage charge depends on cargo value

Export

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

115 + 3% Tax

International Air Waybill

N/A

Local Air Waybill

N/A

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

N/A

Air Way Bill Documentation

N/A

Diplomatic Mail

N/A

Storage Charges per Day

Storage charge depends on value of cargo

Air-Bridge Charges 

N/A

Security

Security at terminal buildings and runways is good.