Banjul International Airport GBYD

Banjul International Airport

Banjul International Airport, (sometimes Yundum International), is the international airport of Banjul, the capital of the West African country of Gambia. Here’s what you need to know. 

City: Banjul  Country:  Gambia 
ICAO: GBYD IATA:  BJL 
Elevation: 95FT Latitude/longitude: 13°20′16.66″N 16°39′07.94″W
Time zone: UTC 00:00 Mar Var: 10° West
Airport slots: No  AOE: Yes 
PPR: 80 Airport type: International
Navaid: Yes  Runways:
Tower frequency: 118.3 Permit lead time: 72 hours 

Languages spoken at Banjul International Airport: English 

Airport and ATC operating hours: 24/7

On the Ground

Runway length: 3,600m x 45m

Types of aircraft handled: Boeing 767, AN24, B757, ATR42, ATR72, DC9, B737, A320, A330, DC10, B747, LI011, B727, A321

Fire category: CAT 8

Cargo capacity: 42,000 tons per year/ 3,500 tons per month

Fuel type: Jet A1

Operating restrictions: None

Maintainance and hangars: Not available

Parking facilities: Parking is allocated by the tower 

Airport security: CCTV, AVSEC, police

Customs and Immigration
  • Customs and Immigration are available 24/7 at Banjul International Airport
  • Required documentation: GENDEC, crew badges, visas, passport

Alternative airports: GUCY/GOOY/GGOV

NOTAM

A0805/17 – THE ISSUANCE OF OVERFLIGHT AND LANDING PERMITS AT BANJUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS DELEGATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FLIGHT SAFETY STANDARDS (DFSS) ON AN AD-HOC BASES BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL. ALL AIRLINES AND OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE NOTE. 13 JUN 09:36 2017 UNTIL 13 SEP 23:59 2017 ESTIMATED.

Tourist Information 

Safety: Visitors are advised to take sensible precautions like avoiding solo travel where possible, avoid walking at night, and carrying valuables in public.

Health: If you are asthmatic, beware the poor air quality in the dock area.

Weather: Banjul’s climate is tropical. Temperatures average the same throughout the year, between 29°C and 31°C.

Tourist attractions:

  • River Gambia National Park
  • Abuko Nature Reserve
  • National Museum
  • Albert Park

For assistance with your operation to Banjul International Airport, or another location in West Africa, contact UAS’ Lagos office at los@uas.aero