Bujumbura International Airport

Melchior NDADAYE International Airport (IATA: BJM, ICAO: HBBA) is an airport in Bujumbura, the former capital of Burundi. It is Burundi's only international airport and the only one with a paved runway.

Melchior NDADAYE International Airport

Aéroport international Melchior NDADAYE
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesBujumbura, Burundi
Elevation AMSL2,582 ft / 787 m
Coordinates03°19′26″S 029°19′07″E
Websiteaacb.bi
Map
BJM
Location of Airport in Burundi
Placement on map is approximate
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 11,811 3,600 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers (arrivals)131, 477[1]

History

The airport was opened in 1952. [2] From 1 July 2019, the airport was renamed Melchior NDADAYE International Airport in tribute to the Hero of Democracy, the first democratically elected president in Burundi in 1993 and murdered the same year (21 October) after just three months of governance.

Airlines and destinations

As of December 2018, the following airlines maintain regular scheduled service to Bujumbura International Airport:[3]

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Kigoma[4]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Kigali
Kenya Airways Kigali, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
RwandAir Kigali
Uganda Airlines Entebbe[5]

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa, Kigali[6]

See also

References

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