Douala International Airport

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Douala International Airport
Aéroport international de Douala
Douala Airport, 2013.jpg
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aéroports du Cameroun (ADC)
Serves Douala, Cameroon
Hub for Camair-Co
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 04°00′21″N 009°43′10″E / 4.00583°N 9.71944°E / 4.00583; 9.71944Coordinates: 04°00′21″N 009°43′10″E / 4.00583°N 9.71944°E / 4.00583; 9.71944
DLA is located in Cameroon
Location of Airport in Cameroon
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,880 9,448 Asphalt
Passengers (2014) 1,500,000
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Douala International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Douala) (IATA: DLA, ICAO: FKKD) is an international airport located in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region. With its 4 terminals[3] and an average of 1.5 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of freight per year[4] it is the county's busiest airport. The airport is managed and partly owned (34%) by the company Aeroport du Cameroon (ADC) which also manages all other 13 airports on the Cameroonian soil.[5]


Douala Airport has a single runway, 12/30, with a length of 2,880 m (9,448 ft). Between 1 and 21 March 2016, the runway was closed for upgrade works; all airlines switched operations to Yaoundé Airport during that period.[6]This entered in the renovation plan of 20 Billion CFA (36,363,636 USD million ) financed by the French Agency of Development which targeted a two time renovation. Firs for the runway of the airport and then it's terminals and interior part[7].

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations
Africa's Connection STP São Tomé
Air Algerie Algiers (begins 3 December 2018)[8]
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Bangui, N'Djamena
Air France Malabo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Arik Air Cotonou, Kinshasa–N'Djili, Lagos
ASKY Airlines Bangui, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, N'Djamena
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Camair-Co Abidjan, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Bangui, Cotonou, Dakar–Diass,[9] Garoua, Lagos, Libreville, Maroua, N'Djamena, Ngaoundéré, Yaoundé
CEIBA Intercontinental Bata, Malabo
Congo Airways Kinshasa–N'Djili[10]
Cronos Airlines Lagos, Malabo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Malabo
Kenya Airways Bangui, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
RwandAir Kigali,[11] Libreville[12]
Trans Air Congo Libreville, Pointe–Noire
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk


Airlines Destinations
Sky Gabon Libreville

Accidents and incidents


  1. ^ Airport information for FKKD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for DLA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ mbene (2016-10-17). "Aéroport International de Douala". Aéroports Du Cameroun SA (in French). Retrieved 2018-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Douala International Airport remains open authorities affirm". Cameroon Radio Television (in French). 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-09-18. 
  5. ^ Kerf, Michel; Smith, Warrick (1996-01-01). Privatizing Africa's Infrastructure: Promise and Challenge. World Bank Publications. ISBN 9780821337448. 
  6. ^ "Airlines to use Yaoundé for duration of Douala closure". Ch-aviation. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Douala International Airport remains open authorities affirm". Cameroon Radio Television (in French). 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-09-18. 
  8. ^ Air Algerie plans new African routes in December 2018 Routesonline. 21 August 2018.
  9. ^ Camair-Co adds Dakar flight from June 2018 Routesonline. d27 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Congo Airways adds new African destinations in May 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  11. ^ "New Flight to Douala from April 9, says RwandAir - Southern Africa". Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  12. ^ Rwandair network adjustment from Sep 2016 Routesonline. 12 August 2016.
  13. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Kenya Airways Cameroon crash blamed on pilot actions: report". U.S. Retrieved 2018-09-18. 
  14. ^ "Pilot error blamed for 2007 Kenya Airways crash". CNN. Retrieved 2018-09-18. 

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