The Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is an international airport located near Cotonou which is the biggest city of Benin in the West African region. Located at an elevation of 19 feet above mean sea level, this airport is the primary airport of the country catering and connecting Benin with the rest of the world. Although Porto-Novo is the official capital, Cotonou, situated in the southeastern region of Benin is the biggest and bustling business and the economic capital which is having a major port, an international airport and a railway line linking it to Parakou town in the northern region.
Cotonou City is better known and also is very well connected by road with several neighboring countries like Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo, thus functioning as a cross-road of West African commerce. Along with an autonomous port, which is one of the largest in West Africa, the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is an important international airport serving for the development and travel activities of this region. This airport is having a single passenger terminal with basic modern facilities as per international aviation industry norms, which are ably serving over 300,000 passengers every year.
With a single 7,874 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to a variety of flight movements, cargo services and chartered flights are also being provided at this airport. Located at a short distance of 5 kilometers from the Cotonou city centre, private taxis, car rentals and many hotel shuttle services are available at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport for passenger convenience enabling them move downtown.