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 Conakry Airport

Conakry International Airport – The Way to Explore West Africa

The Conakry Airport, which is formally known as Conakry International Airport and Gbessia International Airport, serves the capital of West African Republic of Republic of Guinea, Coankry. At an elevation of 22 meters above sea level, this is a public airport having a single asphalt runway measuring 3,330 meters. There are 2 terminals at the airport divided for domestic as well as international travellers. The airport handled 248,248 passenger movements in the year 2009 making it one of the most popular airports in the region. Conakry is a beautiful destination in West Africa and serves as the economic, financial and cultural center of Guinea. There are numerous gardens, monuments, palaces and religious destinations which attract tourists to Conakry from all over the world.

History

The airport has been used by the Soviet Naval Aviation as staging base for Atlantic maritime reconnaissance patrols in 1970's. The airport also served as main base for most of the Guinean air force's aircraft by 1975. Today it is a civil airport which can be only entered upon having a valid Guinean visa and a vaccination card. Please note that all the travellers coming to this airport will have to verify their yellow fever vaccination card before entering. To increase the passenger capacity of the Conakry International Airport to 1 million passengers, the airport has been under renovation since 2009 at the cost of 60 billion GNF. Talks of shifting the current Conakry Airport to Forecariah has been initiated but till now no confirmation has been made by the officials.

Fleet

Them ground of the Conakry International Airport is currently used by Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, ASKY Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Douniah Airlines, Emirates, Mauritania Airlines International, Royal Air Maroc, Sénégal Airlines and Turkish Airlines which provide regular domestic as well as international passenger services from the Conakry International Airport. The airport is also served by many West African, North African and European airlines.

Awards

No awards have been bestowed upon the Conakry International Airport till now for its outstanding contribution towards the civil aviation sector of West Africa.

Routes and Destination

Some of the major domestic as well as international destinations connected directly to Conakry International Airport are - Abidjan, Paris, Bamako, Dakar, Lomé, Brussels, Nouakchott, Dubai, Casablanca and Istanbul. Once the expansion work is complete the airport officials have planned to expand its air base. The airport resumed flights to the Ibola hit Ivory Coast Airline in October 2014.

 

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Not all airlines operating from the Conakry International Airport offer the option of online check-in. While it is indeed the most convenient way to check-in, you should better confirm the availability of the same with your airline. If available, online check-in can be done anywhere between 24 hours to 2 hours before the schedule departure of the flight and this service is free. Generally passengers can download their boarding pass soon after online check-in that helps them to skip the long waiting queue at the airport. Counter check-in at the numerous check-in desks available at the airport is another reliable option. Usually counters close 1 hour before departure of domestic flight and 2 hours in case you are travelling to international destination.

Baggage Allowance

For detailed information on baggage limit and what to not carry on your flight from Conakry International Airport, speak to the airline directly. As every airline may have their peculiar policy regarding baggage, it is advisable to contact the airline before booking your ticket. Excess luggage, if being carried is chargeable and the charges for the same can be paid at the airport. Generally passengers are not allowed to check-in anything more than 32 kg in weight. The upper weight limit of hand baggage is 15 kg. Baggage allowance is also dependent upon the travel class and the destination you are travelling to, hence it can change.

Seating

To get the seat of your choice on the airplane, make sure you pre book your seat at an additional cost. If your airline does not offer online check-in option then you can call up the customer care and request for your preferred seat. Another option is to arrive early at the airport for counter check-in and make a request for the seat, but at the airport seats are assigned on first come first serve basis and are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

Airlines that operate from the Conakry International Airport have different policy regarding booking procedure, cancellation or modification of flights. If you have any query regarding the same, best way is to call and ask the airline directly. Presently most of the airlines offer the option of online booking of ticket which can be done by paying a small nominal fee.  Tickets can also be booked at the airport or from authorized travel agent in your city. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Conakry Airport

Address:
BP 3126,
Conakry,
GUINEA

Tel:+224 (0)414144
Fax:+224 (0)411914

 Location Details

Longitude:13° 36' 38'' W
Latitude:9° 34' 35'' N
IATA code:CKY
ICAO code:GUCY

 Airport Location

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