Osvaldo Vieira International Airport GGOV

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport is the only international airport in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau and is located in the capital city Bissau. Here’s what you need to know. 

City: Bissau Country:  Guinea-Bissau
ICAO: GGOV IATA:  OXB
Elevation: 129FT   Latitude/longitude: N11°53.33′ / W15°39.34′
Time zone: UTC +00:00   Mar Var: 8° West
Airport slots: No     AOE: Yes
PPR: No    Airport type: International
Navaid: Yes Runways:
Tower frequency: 124.3   Traffic pattern altitude: 3,000 FT

Languages spoken at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport: Portuguese

Airport operating hours: 0700z-1900z. 72 hours prior notice is required for flights outside these operating hours.

Lead time for landing approvals: 48 hours 

On the Ground

PCN: 35/F/B/X/U

Runway length: 10,499 x 148 feet / 3,200 x 45 meters

Types of aircraft handled: AH-124, MD-11

Fire category: CAT 7

FBO: No

ATC/ general operating hours: 0700z-1900z

Fuel type: Jet A1

Ramp facilities: Yes 

Maintainance and hangars: Not available

Passenger facilities: Yes

Parking facilities: Parking is allocated by the tower

Airport security: CCTV, AVSEC, police

Customs and Immigration:

  • Customs and Immigration are available
  • Customs operating hours are from 0700z-1900z
  • Documents required include passport, GENDEC, crew badge, and visas

Alternatives to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport: GOOY, GUCY, GFLL, GABS

Tourist Information 

Safety: High poverty means visitors should take sensible precautions like avoiding solo travel where possible, avoid travelling at night, and carrying valuables in public.

Weather:

Bissau is steadily warm throughout the year with averages of 26.3 °C (79.3 °F) every month.

Attractions:

  • Bissau Velho (Portuguese colonial centre)
  • Porto Pidjiguiti (fishing port)
  • Mercado de Bandim (Bissau’s main market)
  • Fortaleza d’Amura (old Portuguese fort)
  • National Ethnographic Museum (traditional items) 

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