Banjul Yundum International Airport
Banjul Yundum International Airport is the only paved airport of the Republic of The Gambia. Its international code (IATA Code) is BJL. This is the one you see on your luggage labels when you take a flight to The Gambia.
It was renamed International Airport Banjul Yundum, Yundum being the name of the place in which the airport has been established. The terminal, built by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby Atepa, has been ranked among the 10 most beautiful airports in the world by the British journalist from The Observer, Rowen Moore. Situated on an area of 3600 hectares, the airport area is established approximately 24km from Banjul.
Due to the tourist attraction of The Gambia, Banjul airport is very dynamic in relation to the small size of the country. Its runway of 3600 meters allows the landing of long-haul flights from around the world.
Its furnishings allow travelers to spend a pleasant moment upon arrival in Gambia and while waiting for their flight. Many shops and services allow passengers and their companions to begin their stay in the best conditions.
||In order to facilitate your trip, we advise passengers to take all necessary measures to be in compliance with sanitary requirements, customs and administrative (passport, visa, etc..).
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[ ] Air Peace begins night flights on regional routes > on Sep 03rd 2018
Nigerian carrier Air Peace has boosted its regional operations with the introduction of night flights out of Lagos to Accra, Banjul and Dakar.The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Oluwatoyin Olajide,[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Gambia engages Senegal over reduction of Banjul-Dakar air fares > on Oct 30th 2017
The Gambia Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure has engaged the Senegalese authority in a discussion on domesticating the flight route between Dakar and Banjul.“The purpose is to reduce the[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Minister decries human-vultures at the airport > on Oct 11th 2017
While travelling from Banjul airport recently, Tourism Minister Hamat Bah, said he counted what could be likened to 23 human-vultures at the foot of the aircraft, who were waiting on disembarking pass[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Gambia: Trans Air Maiden Flight Arrives in Banjul > on May 26th 2017
Trans Air, a Senegalese Airline maiden flight on Sunday evening landed at the Banjul International Airport.Speaking to our reporter Olimatou Coker, the chief executive director (CED) of the Trans Air [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] First direct flight from Sierra Leone to Banjul, Dakar > on May 15th 2017
The Minister of Transport and Aviation Leonard Balogun Koroma, has on behalf of President Ernest Bai Koroma, Thursday May 15, at the Lungi International Airport received the first direct flight in thr[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Gambian president declares state of emergency > on Jan 18th 2017
The president of The Gambia has declared a state of emergency. Several airlines have already cancelled their flights from and to Banjul airport. The state of emergency alllows the authoritie[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Goldstar Air, a new airline about to fly to Banjul > on Jan 05th 2017
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has presented an Air Carrier License to Goldstar Air, a privately-owned Ghanaian airline, to begin the process to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Thomas Cook flight from Banjul to London makes emergency landing > on Nov 13th 2016
A PLANE packed packed with passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after smashing into a flock of around 50 STORKS.This terrifying mid-air collision damaged the engines and landing gear of [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Jetair flight resumes after sixteen-year absence > on Oct 31st 2016
Jetair flight, which stopped coming to the country for the past sixteen years, has resumed its flights to The Gambia.Jetair, a Belgian flight, Friday landed at Banjul International Airport with a numb[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Gambia Experience flies in 186 tourists > on Oct 23rd 2016
The Gambia Experience, one of the most regular flights to Destination Gambia that operates all year round, Friday afternoon landed at the Banjul International airport with 186 passengers.This was the [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Banjul International Airport as the Most Passenger Friendly Airport in Africa > on Sep 18th 2016
Gambia’s largest Airport, Banjul International Airport ,has been named the ‘Most Passenger Friendly’ Airport in Africa.The Airport, which is smaller than most Airports in Africa, rarely experience unf[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] The weekly flights St Helena airport will operate via Banjul > on Nov 16th 2015
The opening of St Helena Airport in the south Atlantic Ocean has been delayed from February 2016 to May 2016 to allow for additional refinement of the aerodrome's infrastructure. Earlier this mon[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] First tourist flight lands in Banjul > on Sep 21st 2015
The first tourist flight, carrying 154 tourists, chartered by the Corendon Airline CND511 Friday evening landed at Banjul International Airport.The tourists were received on arrival by officials of th[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ebola scare grips Britain after woman dies arriving on Gambia flight > on Aug 06th 2014
A female passenger collapsed and died at London’s Gatwick Airport this weekend after arriving in the UK from Gambia, leading to fears that the Ebola virus had spread to Britain.
The Daily Mail report[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Ebola: Monrovia, Banjul passengers stranded in Nigeria > on Jul 28th 2014
Due to the suspension of flights to Liberia by a major airline in Nigeria, some passengers to Monrovia and Banjul are now stranded in some parts of the country, including Lagos.
At the Murtala Muha[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Gambia Bans Flights from Ebola-hit Nations > on Apr 23rd 2014
The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.
Staff at Banjul International Airport said on condition of an[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Drug trafficking at the Banjul airport : 6 years for the Brazilian woman > on Dec 29th 2013
Tembisa Chichi Soares, a native of Brazil, who was apprehended at the Banjul International Airport in August by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDEA) officers and subsequently charged on drug re[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Deportation from Spain causes Gambian chaos > on Oct 30th 2013
Angered by their deportation from the Spanish soil, Gambian illegal migrants on Saturday turned Banjul International Airport chaotic. The returned emigrants, who are mainly youths, numbered a hundred [...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE