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Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (IATA: COO, ICAO: DBBB) is an airport in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin in West Africa. The airport is the largest in the country, and as such, is the primary entry point into the country by air with flights to Africa and Europe.

Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport
Summary
ServesCotonou
Hub forRwandair[1]
Elevation AMSL6 m / 19 ft
Coordinates6°21′21″N 2°23′06″E / 6.35583°N 2.38500°E / 6.35583; 2.38500
Websiteaeroport-cotonou.com
Map
COO is located in Benin
COO
COO
Location of Airport in Benin
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[2] Google Maps[3] ACI's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report.

The Cotonou VOR-DME (Ident: TYE) is on the field. The Cotonou non-directional beacon (Ident: CO) is located 2.6 kilometres (1.4 nautical miles) northeast of the airport.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2007 401,073  20.79% 9,274  13.96% 5,772  36.94%
2008 394,444   1.65% 9,915   6.91% 10,091  74.83%
2009 391,318   0.79% 10,209   2.97% 8,081  19.92%
2010 406,491   3.88% 11,604  13.66% 6,047  25.17%
2011 432,500   6.40% N.D. N.D. 6,829  12.93%
2012 481,389  11.30% N.D. N.D. 6,959   1.90%
2013 470,068   2.35% 11,876 N.D. 6,506   6.51%
2014 503,633  7.14% 11,855   0.18% 7,995  22.89%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2005,[10] 2006,[11] 2007,[12] 2009,[13] 2011,[14] 2012,[15] 2013,[16] and 2014[17])

Incidents and accidentsEdit

ReplacementEdit

In 1974, it was decided to move the operations of the Cotonou international airport to a new facility in Glo-Djigbé. Lack of funding quickly stopped the project.

Plans were revived in 2011 and President Yayi Boni presided at a ceremonial start to the construction of the new airport, using South African funding.[18] Construction on the new facility appears to have stalled again.[19]

Meanwhile, improvements to the Cotonou airport were initiated.[20][21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Rwandair opens Cotonou hub in late-August 2017". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ Airport information for COO at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Air Côte d'Ivoire adds new sectors from April 2017". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Air Senegal outlines proposed regional network from late-Sep 2018". routesonline.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286469/kenya-airways-discontinues-douala-cotonou-service-in-mid-oct-2019/
  7. ^ https://www.lanationbenin.info/index.php/societe-2/146-societe/17392-transport-aerien-overland-airways-rapproche-lagos-cotonou-et-lome
  8. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "South African Airways intra-Africa service changes from Oct 2017". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  10. ^ Airport Council International[permanent dead link]'s 2005 World Airport Traffic Report
  11. ^ Airport Council International Archived 7 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2006 World Airport Traffic Report
  12. ^ Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2007 World Airport Traffic Report
  13. ^ Airport Council International Archived 11 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2009 World Airport Traffic Report
  14. ^ Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2011 World Airport Traffic Report
  15. ^ Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2012 World Airport Traffic Report
  16. ^ Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2013 World Airport Traffic Report
  17. ^ Airport Council International Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2014 World Airport Traffic Report
  18. ^ Beninese Embassy in Paris, France. "Bénin : Glo-Djigbé, un aéroport flambant neuf à 360 milliards". Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  19. ^ Teiga, Marcus Boni (27 June 2012). "Bénin – Que sont les grands projets économiques devenus?" (in French). SlateAfrique. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  20. ^ The President visits the airport Archived 6 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine French
  21. ^ The President inaugurates improvements Archived 6 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine French

External linksEdit