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Encyclopedia > Conakry International Airport
Conakry International Airport
IATA: CKY - ICAO: GUCY
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Conakry
Elevation AMSL 72 ft (22 m)
Coordinates 09°34′36.80″N, 13°36′43.06″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 10,826 3,300 Asphalt

Conakry International Airport (IATA: CKYICAO: GUCY), also known as Gbessia International Airport, is an airport located in Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Conakry (also Konakry, Malinké KÉ”nakiri), population 2,000,000 (2002), is the capital of Guinea. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Conakry (also Konakry, Malinké KÉ”nakiri), population 2,000,000 (2002), is the capital of Guinea. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...


The Conaky Gbessia Internetional Airport is divided into 2 terninals: The National terminal and the International terminal.


The airport services a number of West African airlines as in Air Ivoire, Air Senegal and Slok Airlines, and a number of North African and Europeen airlines: SN Brussels, Air France and Royal Air Maroc. The Gbessia airport is quite well known for the hassles that the "customs" officials like to inflict on white people, and due to the lack of X-Ray machines, they insist quite often to open your bags. For all foreigners, a valid guinean visa and a vaccination card is a must. The airport employees have a strange custom of taking off the travel tags of your bags furnished at the begining of your trip. Very few people speak english in the airport. When entering the airport you will see a huge amount of hustle and bustle and this is normal because there are civilians "helping" out the passengers. People will ask you to help you out with your bags and you may ask the help of a person, as payment you can pay him about 5000 GNF per bag or about 1 dollar. Take in consideration that this is a good amount as the average guinean gets about 7500 GNF a day.


External links

  • World Aero Data on this airport (GUCY)
  • A-Z World Airports
  • Map from Multimap
  • Satellite image from TerraServer

 
 

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