Léon-Mba International Airport

Léon-Mba International Airport (IATA: LBV, ICAO: FOOL, French: Aéroport international Léon-Mba) is an airport situated in Libreville, Gabon. It is the main international airport in the country and was constructed in the 1950s.[3]

Léon-Mba International Airport

Aéroport international Léon-Mba
Airport typePublic and military
OperatorHandling Partners Gabon
LocationLibreville, Gabon
Hub for
Elevation AMSL39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates00°27′31″N 009°24′44″E / 0.45861°N 9.41222°E / 0.45861; 9.41222
LBV is located in Gabon
Location of Airport in Gabon
LBV is located in Africa
LBV (Africa)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,844 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Airlines and destinations edit

Passenger edit

Air France Boeing 777 arrived from Charles de Gaulle Airport, France.
AfriJet Brazzaville, Cotonou, Douala, Franceville, Pointe-Noire, Port Gentil, São Tomé, Yaoundé
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Brazzaville, Cotonou,[4] Pointe-Noire[5]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Senegal Cotonou, Dakar–Diass, Douala
ASKY Airlines Douala, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Kinshasa–N'djili, Lomé, São Tomé,[6] Yaoundé[7]
Camair-co Douala, Yaoundé
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Malabo
Mauritania Airlines Bamako
Nationale Regionale Transport Franceville, Koulamoutou, Makokou, Mouila, Oyem, Port-Gentil, Tchibanga
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
RwandAir Brazzaville, Cotonou,[8] Douala,[8] Kigali, Yaoundé[9]
Trans Air Congo Douala, Pointe-Noire
Turkish Airlines Istanbul, Luanda, Pointe-Noire

Cargo edit

Cargolux Luxembourg
DHL Aviation Abidjan, Franceville, Port-Gentil
Ethiopian CargoAbidjan, Addis Ababa
Royal Air Maroc Cargo Addis Ababa, Casablanca

Accidents and incidents edit

  • Just after takeoff from the airport on June 8, 2004, Gabon Express Flight 221 dove into the Gulf of Guinea after suffering a hydraulic failure after departure, leading to the deaths of 19 out of the 30 onboard.
  • On 6 June 2011, Antonov An-26 TR-LII of Solenta Aviation, operating Flight 122A for DHL Aviation ditched in the sea near Libreville International Airport.[10][11] Four people on board were rescued and transported to a local hospital, but were not seriously injured.[10] The crew reported hydraulic problems and eyewitnesses stated that the aircraft's propellers were not turning at the time of the ditching.[11]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Airport information for FOOL". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for LBV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport. Tender". www.adp-i.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Air Côte d'Ivoire adds new sectors from April 2017". Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ "► COTE D'IVOIRE: Air Côte d'Ivoire announces Pointe Noire, Ouagadougou, Yaounde; various timetable changes". www.theafricanaviationtribune.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Asky Airlines Adds Sao Tome et Principe Service From Oct 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  7. ^ June 2016 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/lbv
  8. ^ a b "Rwandair network adjustment from Sep 2016". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Rwandair Cameroon Service Changes from March 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ a b "DHL cargo plane crashes in Gabon, no fatalities". BNO News. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  11. ^ a b Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Solenta AN26 near Libreville on Jun 6th 2011, ditched in the sea". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

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