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Banjul Intl Airport

Banjul International Airport
Airport type Public
Location Banjul
Elevation AMSL 95 ft / 29 m
Coordinates 13°20′16.66″N 16°39′07.94″W / 13.3379611°N 16.6522056°W / 13.3379611; -16.6522056Coordinates: 13°20′16.66″N 16°39′07.94″W / 13.3379611°N 16.6522056°W / 13.3379611; -16.6522056
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 11,811 3,600 Asphalt

Banjul International Airport also known as Yundum International (IATA: BJL, ICAO: GBYD) is the international airport of Banjul, capital of The Gambia.

In 2004, the airport served 967,719 passengers.

In the event of an emergency on any of the NASA Space Shuttles, Banjul International Airport had been selected as an augmented landing site. The Gambia was the perfect location when the shuttle was launched with a low, 28-degree inclination.

In 2001 NASA announced that Banjul airport would no longer be used as an augmeted landing site because today, NASA sends shuttles up at 51.6 degrees to the International Space Station, making air bases in Spain and France better emergency landing spots.

According to current president Yahya Jammeh, the Banjul airport was built by the Lobstancers of Germany.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Nigeria Abidjan, Accra, Cotonou, Dakar, Lagos
Arik Air Freetown, Dakar, Lagos
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Elysian Airlines Conakry, Freetown
Ethiopian Airlines operated by ASKY Airlines Abidjan, Accra, Dakar, Lomé
Mauritania Airways Nouakchott
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Spanair Barcelona
TACV Freetown, Praia


Airlines Destinations
Arkefly Amsterdam
Hamburg International Bristol, East Midlands
Mahfooz Aviation Bissau, Dakar
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Viking Airlines London-Gatwick [Seasonal]

Accidents and incidents

  • 7 September 1946: British South American Airways, a Avro 685 York I registration G-AHEW named "Star Leader" flying from London to Buenos Aires via Lisbon, Bathurst (now Banjul), Natal, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont and Montevideo lost control and crashed shortly after takeoff from Bathurst. The cause of the loss of control cannot be determined with certainty, but that it was due to a mishandling of the controls by the captain is the most likely explanation. All 24 occupants died.

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General Info
Country Gambia, The
Time UTC 0
Latitude 13.337961
13° 20' 16.66" N
Longitude -16.652206
016° 39' 07.94" W
Elevation 95 feet
29 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.3
GND 121.9
APP 121.3

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 11811 x 148 feet
3600 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME BJ BANJUL 076X 112.9 At Field -
NDB ND BANJUL - 256 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)

CAUTION Birds in the vicinity.
FUEL A1 (Shell Marketing Co)

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