Malabo Airport or the Saint Isabel Airport is an international airport at Punta Europa on the Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea along the Atlantic Ocean in the central part of the West-African coastline. It is approximately located 10 kilometers to the east of Malabo City, which is the capital of the country and the second largest urban centre. This military cum public aviation facility was merely a tin-roofed shack serving only one international flight until the discovery of oil in Equatorial Guinea during the mid 1990s.
Situated at an elevation of 76 feet above mean sea level, this airport is currently replaced by a modern airport lounge receiving a comfortable amount of foreign passenger traffic. With a concrete surfaced runway measuring 9,647 feet catering to all varieties of domestic and international flight movements. The Malabo International Airport is owned and operated by the Aeropuertos De Guinea Ecuatorial (ADGE), a government body in charge of maintenance and development of airports within Equatorial Guinea. A single passenger terminal with 8 gates and 22 aircraft stands is serving all scheduled passenger services including chartered flights.
There are 6 check-in desks, 2 aero-bridges and 2 baggage claim belts at this airport enabling smooth passenger traffic movements. Apart from the basic airport infrastructure, other passenger convenience facilities at this terminal include an airport hotel, a post office, currency exchange counters, a VIP lounge, a business centre, bars, cafeterias and assorted stalls for last minute purchases. Car rental services and private taxis are readily available for passengers wanting to utilize these services. . Moreover, many hotels in this region are offering complementary shuttle services to/from the Malabo International Airport for guests seeking comfortable and convenient hotel accommodation options.