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Melchior NDADAYE International Airport (IATA: BJM, ICAO: HBBA) is an airport in Bujumbura, the former capital of Burundi. It is Burundi's only international airport and the only one with a paved runway.

Melchior NDADAYE International Airport

Aéroport international Melchior NDADAYE
Bujumbura airport - Flickr - Dave Proffer.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesBujumbura, Burundi
Elevation AMSL2,582 ft / 787 m
Coordinates03°19′26″S 029°19′07″E / 3.32389°S 29.31861°E / -3.32389; 29.31861Coordinates: 03°19′26″S 029°19′07″E / 3.32389°S 29.31861°E / -3.32389; 29.31861
BJM is located in Burundi
Location of Airport in Burundi
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 11,811 3,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers (arrivals)131, 477[1]


The airport was opened in 1952. [2] From 1 July 2019, the airport was renamed Melchior NDADAYE International Airport in tribute to the Hero of Democracy, the first democratically elected president in Burundi in 1993 and murdered the same year (21 October) after just three months of governance.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

As of December 2018, the following airlines maintain regular scheduled service to Bujumbura International Airport:[3]


Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Kigoma[4]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Kigali
Kenya Airways Kigali, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
RwandAir Kigali
Uganda Airlines Entebbe[5]


Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa, Kigali[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Burundi tourist arrivals: are they improving?". eTN. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ "AEROPORT INTERNATIONAL DE BUJUMBURA>70ème anniversaire de l'OACI". Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Qatar, Uganda Agree To Update Air Service Agreement". Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Air Tanzania resumes Entebbe / Bujumbura service from late-August 2018". Routesonline.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Uganda Airlines resumes operation from late-Aug 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Schedule Archived 11 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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