Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport

New Airport
Completion: Unknown
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Ouagadougou
Country/Territory: Burkina Faso


  • Annual (pax):
    • 1,000,000


  • Terminal:
    • 17,000m²
  • Runways:
    • 3,500m

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Ouagadougou Airport is an airport development project in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso’s Government secured loans totalling USD61.8 million from West African Development Bank and ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development for construction of the new airport. West African Development Bank will provide USD51.5 million for road works, water systems, emergency services facilities, equipment purchases and construction of technical buildings related to the project. ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development will contribute USD10.3 million for construction of administrative buildings. The total economic impact of the airport project is estimated at EUR420 million. Construction is expected to create nearly 5000 direct and indirect jobs. A captive solar plant and storage system will provide 80% of the airport's electricity requirements. Maîtrise d’Ouvrage de l’Aéroport de Donsin (MOAD) is in charge of the project. The new airport will replace the existing Ouagadougou Airport.

Jan-2023. Burkina Faso's Transitional President Ibrahim Traoré announced the suspension of contracts for the Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport project on 03-Jan-2023, pending a review. A building under construction at the airport collapsed on 30-Dec-2022, resulting in the deaths of seven people and injuries to six others.  

Apr-2022. Burkina Faso's Council of Ministers announced the appointment of Tamoussi Bonzi as director general of Maîtrise d'Ouvrage de l'Aéroport de Donsin (MOAD), the organisation responsible for the Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport project.

Jan-2022. Burkina Faso's Council of Ministers announced the dismissal of Maîtrise d'Ouvrage de l'Aéroport de Donsin (MOAD) GM Adama Belem due to concerns over the Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport project. According to the latest update on MOAD's official website, asphalt laying for a main access road to the airport was underway as of Oct-2021.

Oct-2021. Burkina Faso's Government, Aéroport Marseille Provence (AMP) and Meridiam signed a 30 year concession for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new Ouagadougou Donsin Airport. AMP will participate in the project through a technical assistance contract and a minor equity stake in the project company. The engineering and construction is expected to commence in late 2022 and take an estimated 30 months. The project represents a total investment of more than EUR220 million. The airport will be located 35km northeast of Ouagadougou and will have capacity to handle one million passengers p/a. 

Feb-2018. Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport's planned inauguration has been postponed from 2018 to 2021, according to director general of the project Hadama Ybia.

Sep-2014. Saudi Development Fund (SDF), the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement (French Agency for Development) and the African Development Bank plan collectively to provide EUR350 million (USD453 m) in 30-year low interest financing to support the development of the new airport. USD27.5 million will come from the SDF. The first phase plan for the new airport include a 3500m runway and a 17,000sqm terminal facility, to be completed by 2017. The second phase, for construction from 2026-2030, will expand the runway to 4000m and double the capacity of the passenger terminal.

Aug-2014. The government plans to close the existing airport upon construction of the new Ouagadougou-Donsin Airport as it is now called approximately 35 km northeast of Ouagadougou. The new airport is expected to be completed around 2018 and the government of Burkina Faso now has a USD85 million loan from the World Bank to help finance the construction. The government of Burkina Faso now believes that the project will cost USD618 million.

Nov-2013. The Burkina Faso Government and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a 26-year loan agreement under which the fund will lend KWD5.8 million (USD20.4 million) to help finance construction of a new international airport at Donsin, north of Ouagadougou. The airport will feature a 3500m runway and 20,000sqm passenger terminal. The total cost of the project is estimated at XOF267.8 billion (USD547 million). The Government plans to reach international concession agreements for the management of the airport.

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