Cotonou international airport

Cotonou international airport is an international airport located in the Cadjehoun neighborhood of Cotonou, Benin Republic in West Africa.

Cotonou is the commercial capital and largest city in Benin Republic. Although Cotonou also serves as the seat of government of the country the official capital is Porto Novo.

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is the busiest and largest airport in Benin, and as a result, is the primary entry point into the country by air, with flights to Africa, Europe and other areas.

The official name of the airport is Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport.

Bernadin Gantin (8 May 1922 – 13 May 2008) was a Beninese prelate of the Catholic Church

It is sometimes unofficially referred to as Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport because it is located in Cadjehoun, near Cotonou.

The airport serves mostly Cotonou and Porto-Novo, Benin Republic.

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport Code


Destinations served by Cotonou Airport

  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Istanbul
  • Abidjan
  • Libreville
  • Lomé
  • Pointe Noire
  • Ouagadougou
  • Malabo
  • Nouakchott
  • Dakar
  • Casablanca
  • Bamako
  • Duala
  • Kigali
  • Addis Abeba
  • New York
  • Istanbul
  • Beirut
  • Shanghai


Airlines and destinations from the airport

Air BurkinaLomé, Ouagadougou
Air Côte d’IvoireAbidjan, Libreville
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
Air SenegalDakar–Diass
ASKY AirlinesLomé, Ouagadougou
Benin Airlines[5]Parakou
Brussels AirlinesAbidjan, Brussels
Camair-CoDouala, Lagos
CEIBA IntercontinentalMalabo
Corsair InternationalParis–Orly
Cronos AirlinesBata, Malabo
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa
Mauritania AirlinesBamako, Brazzaville, Nouakchott
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RwandAirAbidjan, Bamako, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar–Diass, Douala, Kigali, Libreville
Trans Air CongoBrazzaville, Libreville, Pointe-Noire
Turkish AirlinesAbidjan, Istanbul

Sample of flight departures from the airport in January 2024

16/01/20245:30Douala/LibrevilleAir SenegalHC 341Off6:40
16/01/202410:50ABIDJANAir C么te d’IvoireHF 521Off13:13
16/01/202411:30LOMEASKY AIRLINESKP 037Off12:22
16/01/202412:30OUAGADOUGOUAIR BURKINA2J 558Off12:18
16/01/202413:15LibrevilleAFRIJETJ7 251Off13:03
16/01/202414:30ABIDJANCRONOS AIRLINESC9,777Off14:30
16/01/202414:30Douala/LibrevilleRwand’AirWB 219Off14:44
16/01/202416:00MalaboAsky AIRLINESKP 068
16/01/202414:05DakarAir SenegalHC342Off15:11
16/01/20240:25IstanbulTurkish AirlinesTK 559
16/01/202423:50LibrevilleAir cote d’ivoirHF 824

Sample of flight arrivals to the airport in January 2024

DateHourOriginCompanyTheftFlight StatusActual time of arrival
16/01/20244:45DakarAir SenegalHC341Arrived5:40
AIR BURKINA2J557Arrived11:26
16/01/202410:50ABUDJAASKY AIRLINESKP 037Arrived11:17
16/01/202413:30KIGALI/DOUALARwand’AirWB 218Arrived13:23
16/01/202415:20LOMEASKY AIRLINESKP 068Arrived15:27
Air SenegalHC342Arrived14:11
16/01/202423:35IstanbulTurkish AirlinesTK 559
16/01/202423:10AbidjanAir Cote d’IvoireHF 824


Convenient services are available in the public area, in the reserved area and outside the terminal.

Banks & ATMs
ATMs (BOA BENIN, ECOBANK and SOCIETE GENERALE BENIN) are available in the public area of the terminal.

Currency exchange
Two exchange offices are available in the public area to facilitate foreign exchange transactions.

Wifi is available in the terminal building.
People can surf the internet for free throughout the terminal with unlimited high-speed internet.

Cotonou airport offers a pharmacy outside the terminal.

Car Rental & Taxi
You can rent a vehicle directly at the airport. Taxis are available during flight departure and arrival times.

Phone shop
Phone chips are available with internet packages for purchase.

Children’s area
A children’s area is available in the departure lounge under the supervision of our mobile agents for the pleasure of the children.

Multicultural space
A multicultural area is available in the departure lounge and in the public area.

Due to the ongoing renovation, redevelopment and extension of the terminal, some services and shops are temporarily closed and will reopen their doors at the end of the work.

Cotonou Airport offers passengers a wide range of products in its shops

Parking lot
There is a wide range of parking services

VIP Lounge
The VIP lounge at Cotonou airport offers bespoke services