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Leon Mba in Libreville, 1st airport in Gabon
Leon Mba International Airport was named after the first President of the Republic of Gabon who governed from 1961 to 1967. Since its construction in the 1950s, Libreville airport has continued to improve and adapt its structure to welcome a multitude of airplanes. At the end of the 1960s, it adapted to very big carriers like the Boeing 747. Air navigation and landing equipment, instruments that are compliant with international specifications… everything is designed to access the airport in any local weather conditions. Thanks to its constant evolution, Libreville has become the main airport in Gabon, and the only one serving international destinations. In 2019, the number of passengers transiting through the airport reached 700,000!
13 airlines and 22 destinations served
15 airlines present scheduled flights from Libreville airport: Air Burkina, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Air France, Air Sénégal, Afrijet, Asky, Camair-Co, Ethiopian Airlines, Mauritania Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Rwandair, Sky Mali, Turkish Airlines. From Libreville, 21 destinations are served, including 20 international destinations in Africa and Europe: Angola (Luanda), Benin (Cotonou), Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou), Cameroon (Douala, Yaoundé), Congo (Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire), Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea (Malabo), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), France (Paris), Gabon (Port-Gentil and Franceville), Ivory Coast (Abidjan), Mali (Bamako), Mauritania (Nouakchott), Morocco (Casablanca), Rwanda (Kigali), Senegal (Dakar), Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome), South Africa (Johannesburg), Togo (Lomé), and Turkey (Istanbul).
Two terminals to ensure a smooth traffic flow
Terminal 1 is the main terminal of Leon Mba airport, it allows for boarding on national and international flights. Covering 16,000 m2, it can accommodate up to 1.2 million passengers per year. The terminal has many shops and restaurants, as well as many services.
Terminal 2 is reserved for regional and national flights with Afrijet airline.
A special location
Located about fifteen minutes from the heart of the city, the airport is very easily accessible. It was built on the waterfront: all you have to do is cross the street and you will immediately find yourself at the beach. This discrepancy between modernity and nature is Gabon’s hallmark.
A renewal for Libreville airport
In recent times Leon Mba International Airport, Libreville has seen a lot of changes. In October 2018 The Government of Gabon changed the management of the airport to GSEZ-Airport, which is a PPP company with Government of Gabon, Africa Finance Corporation and Olam International as its major shareholders.
Since takeover, GSEZ-Airport has made significant amount of changes to the Infrastructure of the airport to improve, Passenger Facilities, Safety and Security. Following are some of the highlights:
Gsez Airport’s management is committed to achieve the highest level of safety and to comply with national and international standards. The SMS (Security Management System) defines the individual and collective responsibilities of every parties involved. QHSE management (Quality, Hygiene, Safety, Environment) allows the airport to benefit from a high-performance activity in a controlled security environment.
See the airport’s commitments by downloading the security policy statement
The health and first aid centre, which meets public health standards in Gabon, is open 24 hours a day. It is located in the main hall, to the right of the international arrivals. For more information, please call +241 062 28 84 01
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In execution of the President of the Republic of Gabon, His Excellency Ali BONGO ONDIMBA’s decision, on March 09, 2022 to lift all restrictive measures taken as part of the response against COVID-19 and as confirmed by the Minister of Transport’s letter ref No. 001596/CAB-MT/SPmcc, the following measures are lifted as of March 17, 2022:
1. PCR test against a fee of 20,000 FCFA for all travelers coming from abroad.
2. Confinement for all vaccinated travelers (gabonese, foreign residents, non-residents) coming from abroad.
3. Mandatory 24-hours confinement in an approved hotel for all unvaccinated people coming from abroad.