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Contact Address Details:
Gambia International Airlines
Banjul Head Office
Website: http://gia.gm
(bookings & reservations)
Satellite House
78 Daniel Goddard St.

Email: Gia-gambia@delphi.com
          info@gia.gm

Tel no: +220 4223702 (switchboard)
                     4223703
                     4223704 / 4223706
                    
Kairaba Avenue:
Reliance Plaza Building
(ticketing reservations office)
Serrekunda
Tel: 4374100
       4370101
       4374145

Banjul Airport:
Yundum
Tel: 4472756
       4472757
       4472785

Managing Director
Tel:   4472753
Fax:  4472750
Mob: 9962752

Other Directors:
Commercial:
Tel:  4472770
Fax: 4472770
Operations:
Tel:  4472747
Fax: 4472747
Finance:
Tel:  4437117
Fax: 4473117


 
Information:
Gambia International Airlines (GIA) is the national carrier of The Gambia and was incorporated on the 23rd January, 1996 following the liquidation of Gambia Airways Ltd.


The company began its ground operations at Banjul International Airport on the March 1st of the same year. It later began its flights schedule which are currently suspended.

GIA has an authorised share capital of 10 million ordinary shares at D10.00 each (of which 1,676,000 issued). Of this 99% is owned by the Government and 1% is owned by Gambia Telecoms (Gamtel). The company is engaged in the airlines business and currently in Charter operations with Futura, a Spanish Airline. Other activities of the company include ground handling, ticket and cargo sales, haj and passenger services. 
 
Capacity Utilisation:  
Ground handling 60%
   
Cargo operation sub-region 12%
   
Flight operation sub-region 12%
   
Employees: 286

The airline's previous destinations were to Dakar, Praia, Banjul, Guinea Bissau, Conakry, Bamako, Abidjan, Accra and Lagos.

The following gives details of the GIA's activities and methods of operations at the Banjul International Airport.

 Cargo
 Flight Operations (suspended)
Ground Handling
 Travel Agency Services

The customer base is local, regional and international rendering ground handling services to all flights in to Banjul.

The airline has a wide range of ground support equipment to handle all types of aircraft.

It carries out passenger handling for all scheduled flights to BIA with a Departure Control System (DCS). The Gate Reader that is connected to this system which is an added security measure.

The airline provides cargo freight and handling services to air passengers and airlines in line with international standards.

Financial Highlights:
Source: 2008 budget speech:-
The turnover for the year ended 31st December, 2006 is D223 million, an increase of 38 percent, compared to D162 million in 2005. This comprises D95 million, or 42 percent, from ground handling, D126 million, or 57 percent, from hajj operations, and D2 million, or 1 percent, from cargo operations.

Operating or core results reversed from a loss of D12.1 million, and net profit improved from a loss of D7 million in 2005 to a profit of D12 million in 2006.

Import Cargo:
There is a storage facility for all incoming cargo. This service is provided to airlines such as Senegal Airlines.

Export Cargo:
Gambia International Airlines provides cargo air freighting services and process cargo for a number of West African airlines which are based at the airport.

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