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About Ouagadougou Airport (OUA)
|Address:||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|Phone:||+226 64 98 33 52|
|Arrivals:||Ouagadougou Airport (OUA) Arrivals|
|Departures:||Ouagadougou Airport (OUA) Departures|
Wind: 2.93 k/h
Pressure: 1011 hpa
|Map:||Click to view airport map|
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Ouagadougou Airport (IATA: OUA, ICAO: DFFD) is an airport in the center of the capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. It was built in the 1960s, and it is approximately 1.5 km southeast of the main commercial area. The site itself is approximately 4.8 km in length, 0.5 km in width at its narrowest point, and covers an area of approximately 426 hectares. Its runway is 3 000 m long. When the airport was built it was on the southern boundary of the city. Ouagadougou has since experienced rapid urbanization and the airport is now surrounded by urban development.
Besides having outgrown its capacity constraints, Ouagadougou Airport is a source of pollution and risk. The government has plans for a new airport 30 km north of the capital.
In addition to civilian traffic, the airport has a military sector.
Ouagadougou Airport handles about 98% of all scheduled commercial air traffic in Burkina Faso. Air Burkina and Air France handle about 60% of scheduled passenger traffic. Between 2005 and 2011, air passenger traffic at Ouagadougou airport grew at an average annual rate of 7.0%, reaching about 404,726 passengers in 2011 and was estimated to reach 850,000 by 2025.
In 2007 it was the 15th busiest airport in West Africa in passenger volume, just ahead of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and behind Banjul (Gambia).
The total air cargo grew 71% from 4,350 tons in 2005 to about 7,448 tons in 2009.
What are the closest Airports to Ouagadougou Airport (OUA)?
Here are the 10 closest airports to .
- Wa Airport (Wa, Ghana - 171 miles)
- Tamale Airport (Tamale, Ghana - 198 miles)
- Bobo Dioulasso Airport (Bobo-dioulasso, Burkina Faso - 208 miles)
- Mopti Airport (Mopti, Mali - 228 miles)
- Niamtougou International Airport (Niatougou, Togo - 252 miles)
- Diori Hamani International Airport (Niamey, Niger - 260 miles)
- Gao Airport (Gao, Mali - 287 miles)
- Sikasso Airport (Sikasso, Mali - 292 miles)
- Timbuktu Airport (Tombouctou, Mali - 318 miles)