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Bangui M'Poko International Airport

Bangui M'Poko International Airport (IATA: BGF, ICAO: FEFF) is an international airport located seven kilometres (4.3 mi) northwest of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.

Bangui M'Poko International Airport
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Airport tarmac
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment
ServesBangui
Elevation AMSL1,208 ft / 368 m
Coordinates04°23′54.51″N 018°31′07.63″E / 4.3984750°N 18.5187861°E / 4.3984750; 18.5187861Coordinates: 04°23′54.51″N 018°31′07.63″E / 4.3984750°N 18.5187861°E / 4.3984750; 18.5187861
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BGF is located in Central African Republic
BGF
BGF
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 8,530 2,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers11,600

In 2004, the airport served 53,862 passengers. In 2012, the airport had an average attendance of about 120,000 passengers, despite a maximum capacity of 10,000 passengers.[1]

The airport was an unofficial refugee camp for some 60,000 refugees as of May 2014.[2] In 2017, the airport was functioning under the supervision of the UN aviation officials.

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Airlines and destinationsEdit

Sexual abuse allegationsEdit

Eighteen soldiers from France, Chad, and Equatorial Guinea were accused of receiving oral sex and sodomizing children at the airport during 2014. Tens of thousands of refugees live at the airport due to the ongoing Central African Republic conflict.[10]

StatisticsEdit

 
Runway
Year Total passengers Increase Freight (tons) Total aircraft movements
2003 12,666 50 1,178
2004 53,862 76.8% 105 3,871
2005 52,854 –0.4% 905 4,722
2006 66,058 15.9% 2,152 5,609
2007 97,633 37.2% 2,841 7,258
2008 107,079 4.4% 2,885 7,049

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.afriquenouvelle.fr/Aeroport-Bangui-M-poko-bientot-la-grande-mutation_a1192.html[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Stranded at Bangui Airport: The Refugee Crisis in Central African Republic (PHOTOS)". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ Air France May 2014 flight Map, one flight per week, http://www.airfrance.se/SE/en/common/guidevoyageur/reseau/reseau_airfrance_airfrance.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Air Cote d'Ivoire W15 Africa Service Expansions". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  5. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Cote d'Ivoire NW16 Preliminary Service Changes".
  6. ^ ASKY June 2016 Timetable http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/bgf
  7. ^ "Kenya Airways Africa Service Changes from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Kenya Airways Proposes Bangui Service from Oct 2015". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Tchadia Airlines outlines planned network from Oct 2018". routesonline.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  10. ^ Reuters, May 7, 2015 10:09am EDT, Inquiry begins into alleged child abuse in Central Africa by French troops, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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