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Encyclopedia > Kigali International Airport
Kigali International Airport
IATA: KGL - ICAO: HRYR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Rwanda Airports Authority
Serves Kigali
Elevation AMSL 4,891 ft (1,491 m)
Coordinates 01°57′59″S, 030°07′59″E
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 11,482 3,500 Paved

Kigali International Airport (IATA: KGLICAO: HRYR), formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It is the main air gateway for all destinations in the country, and in addition serves as a transit airport for Goma and Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The airport is located in the suburb of Kanombe, at the eastern edge of Kigali, approximately 12 kilometres (7.2 mi) from the city centre. Image File history File links RwandaAirportAuthority2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Kglairportnasa_WP.jpg Cropped from Kigali, Rwanda. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Kigali, population 851,024 (2005), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. ... 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 or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Kigali, population 851,024 (2005), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. ... Goma is a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lying at the southern end of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda. ...


In 2004, the airport served 135,189 passengers.


Airlines and destinations


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KLM (Amsterdam) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Prior to its merger with Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ...


Gallery

External links

  • Information on the airport from WINNE
  • The A-Z World Airports page on Kigali International
  • An interview with John Nkongoli, Managing Director of Rwanda Airports Authority

 
 

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