Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport is a public airport serving Yaounde City which is the official administrative capital and the second largest urban centre of the West African country of Cameroon. Located at a distance of 20 kilometers to the south of the Yaounde city centre, this airport is very close to Nsimalen in Cameroon’s Central Province. Situated at an elevation of 2,278 feet above mean sea level, the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport is owned and operated by the Aeroports du Cameroun SA (ADC), which is a government agency in charge of management, development and running a total of 7 airports located within Cameroon.
There is an 11,155 feet asphalt surfaced runway catering to aircraft movements at this airport which is also having a separate cargo terminal enabling freight services. A single passenger terminal with 6 aircraft-stands, 4 gates and 10 check-in desks is serving this airport which is handling over 200,000 passengers every year. Along with the requisite aviation infrastructure compatible with international norms, other passenger convenience facilities at this airport include a post office, a bank with ATM machines, currency exchange counter, bars, restaurants, cafeterias, VIP lounge and a business centre.
There is a duty free shop, newsagent/tobacconist, chemist and gift shop to enable travelers make last minute purchases. A tourist help desk and provision for car rental services are also located inside the main terminal building. Private metered taxis are readily available outside the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport together with many complimentary shuttle services operating for visitors seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.