Societe des Aeroports du Benin
Cotonou International Airport is the largest airport in Benin. Its international code (IATA code) is COO. It is the one that appears on your luggage labels when you take a flight to Benin. Its ICAO code is DBBB.
It was renamed Cardinal Bernardin Gantin International Airport by President Thomas Yayi Boni. Cardinal Bernardin Gantin reminded of God on May 13, 2008 was a Beninese cardinal who was the first African to head a dicastery in Saint-Pierre-de-Rome.
Located by the sea, it is connected to the city center via the airport road and Jean-Paul II avenue. Its strategic location allows travelers to quickly access the terminal from the various districts of Cotonou, from Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, and from the seaside tourist areas in the west of the country.
The airport complex covers 250 hectares at an altitude close to that of the sea (6m). Its single track measures 2400 meters over a width of 45 meters on a 06/24 orientation.
Cotonou International Airport provides domestic service as well as international and intercontinental flights in addition to being a base of the Beninese Air Force and a place of practice for recreational aviation.
Cardinal Bernardin GANTIN Cadjèhoun International Airport is located in the very heart of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, a stone's throw from the sea.
The management of the airport was entrusted in 2018 to the Société des Aéroports du Bénin (SAB).See more