Garoua Airport, which is also known as the Garoua International Airport is an airport located near Garoua Town in the West African country of Cameroon to the south of Nigeria. Garoua Town, which is the capital of North Province of Cameroon, is also a very important river port spread alongside the Benue River. A centre of trade and agriculture, this oasis of the green is a major tourist hub that is close to many National Parks including the Waza National Park, Benue National Park, Bouba-Ndjida National Park, the Faro Reserve and the Kapsiki region. Situated at an elevation of about 794 feet above mean sea level, this airport is a military cum public aviation facility owned and operated by the Aeroports du Cameroun (ADC), which is a government agency in charge of management, development and running a total of 7 airports located within Cameroon.
There is an asphalt surfaced runway measuring 11,032 feet catering to a variety of flight movements at the Garoua International Airport. There is a separate cargo terminal for freight and which is handled by the National Airlines Company. A single passenger terminal along with 2 gates and 8 check-in desks is serving passenger traffic at this airport and is capable of handling over 1,500,000 passengers each year. Additional passenger convenience facilities at this terminal include a post office, a bank with ATMs, currency exchange counters, bars, cafeterias, VIP lounge, a duty free shop, newsagent/tobacconist and gift stalls to enable passengers make last minute purchases.
Private metered taxis and car rental services are also provided for travelers at this airport. Moreover, some hotels around the Garoua International Airport are also providing shuttle facilities for passengers seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.