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Gambia International Airlines Limited

Contact Address:
Gambia Airlines

Branches   GIA Travel Agency

Website: -
(bookings & reservations)
Head Office, 78 Daniel Goddard St.
Satellite House, Banjul

Tel no: +220 4223702
                       4223704 / 4223706



Information: Flight Operations (suspended)
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.

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 (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.


Kairaba Avenue:
Reliance Plaza Building
GIA Travel Agency
(ticketing reservations office)
Tel: 4374100

Banjul Airport:
Tel: 4472756

Managing Director
Tel:   4472753
Fax:  4472750
Mob: 9962752

Other Directors:
Tel:  4472770
Fax: 4472770
Tel:  4472747
Fax: 4472747
Tel:  4437117
Fax: 4473117

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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