Contact Address Details:
Banjul Head Office
(bookings & reservations)
Tel no: +220 4223702 (switchboard)
4223704 / 4223706
Reliance Plaza Building
(ticketing reservations office)
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.
|Cargo operation sub-region
|Flight operation sub-region
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.
• Flight Operations
• Ground Handling
• Travel Agency Services
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
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.
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.
There is a storage facility for all incoming cargo. This
service is provided to airlines such as Senegal Airlines.
Gambia International Airlines provides cargo air freighting services
and process cargo for a number of West African airlines which are
based at the airport.