Ouagadougou Airport is the main international airport located at the centre of Ouagadougou City in the landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso. This is a public cum military aviation facility at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city centre catering to the requirements of Ouagadougou City which also happens to be the largest city in the country.
Air Burkina is the national flag carrier of Burkina Faso, and the main airline serving the Ouagadougou Airport is based here, and operating flights to a number of West African and European destinations. Situated at an elevation of 1,037 feet above sea level, this airport is served by a couple of runways enabling all flight movements. The larger one is an asphalt surfaced main runway which is 9,934 feet long and the shorter runway is 6,269 feet long with a lateritic-surface.
The Ouagadougou Airport is having a single well equipped modern passenger terminal with 5 aircraft stands and capable of serving 500,000 passengers each year. Along with 2 gates and a single baggage claim belt, other passenger convenience facilities at this airport include a post office, a bank, and currency exchange counter, and first aid and wheel chair facilities for the disabled. There is a VIP waiting lounge for passengers, bars, restaurants, cafeterias, duty free shop and a gift shop fulfilling last minute traveler purchase-needs. Provisions for private metered taxis and car rental services are also available at this airport. There are quite a few hotels from the surrounding region operating complementary hotel shuttle facilities to and from the Ouagadougou International Airport, as pick-up and drop-off services for guests seeking convenient and comfortable hotel accommodation options.