(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
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
The following gives details of the GIA's activities
and methods of operations at the Banjul International
• Flight Operations
• Travel Agency Services
The customer base is local, regional and international
rendering ground handling services to all flights in
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
Reliance Plaza Building
(ticketing reservations office)
There is a storage facility for all incoming cargo.
This service is provided to airlines such as Senegal
Gambia International Airlines provides cargo air freighting
services and process cargo for a number of West African
airlines which are based at the airport.