The Banjul International Airport, also known as the Yundum International Airport is a public airport near Banjul Town, which is the capital of the West African nation of Gambia. Located in Yundum, at a distance of 19 kilometers from the Banjul city centre, this international airport is, the primary and the only airport of this country in the absence of any domestic services, handling an average of around 300,000 passengers in a year. Situated at an elevation of 95 feet above mean sea level, this aviation facility was earlier an emergency landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle while they were using the lower 28-degree inclination as a launching angle.
There is an 11,811 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to an average of over 4000 flight movements each year, including cargo, charter and scheduled passenger flights. Apart from 2 separate cargo terminals dedicated for air-freight, a single modern passenger terminal as per international aviation specifications is serving the requirements of this airport. Passenger convenience facilities at this airport include 7 check-in desks, a post office, a bank, currency exchange counters, bars, cafeterias, restaurants, a business center, a VIP lounge, travel agent, tourist help desk, a duty free shop and gift stalls enabling travelers make last minute purchases.
An expansion program is also underway at this aviation facility comprising of apron expansion, runway overlay and terminal expansion to meet the growing demands of the day. Car rental and private taxi services are readily available at this airport for visitor’s local transportation needs. Moreover, many hotels around the Banjul International Airport are offering complimentary hotel shuttle transportation to/from the airport for their guests seeking comfortable and convenient hotel accommodation options.