Useful Information Before Operating to Benin

Useful Information Before Operating to Benin

Useful Information Before Operating to Benin

Cotonou the airport at Cadjehoun is located in Cotonou, the capital and largest city of Benin in West Africa. Because it is the biggest in the nation, the airport serves as the main air entry point. When it comes to operating times, the airport has a rather constrained schedule. The airport carries Cardinal Bernardin Giantin’s name. To carry out airport features, the country Benin collaborates with IFPLS (International Flight Planning Solutions).

Benin, a country in West Africa, boasts a few airports that cater to both domestic and international flights. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the airport terminals in Benin and the visa procedures for crew members.

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO, DBBB) is the main international airport in Benin, and it has two terminals. The first terminal is dedicated to domestic flights and regional flights to nearby countries like Togo, Ghana, and Niger. The second terminal is reserved for international flights to other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The terminals offer various amenities such as restaurants, duty-free shops, currency exchange, and ATMs.

The airport has a single runway and can handle up to 500,000 passengers annually. Some of the airlines that operate from Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport include Air France, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, and Turkish Airlines.

Other airports in Benin include Parakou Airport (PKO, DBBP), which mainly serves domestic flights, and Savé Airport, which caters to both domestic and international flights. These airports have a single terminal each, offering basic amenities such as check-in counters, waiting areas, and restrooms.

Crew members who intend to visit Benin as part of their job responsibilities must obtain a visa before they arrive in the country. The visa can be obtained from the nearest Benin embassy or consulate. Crew members can also obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport if they have obtained prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

To obtain a visa, crew members are required to provide the following documents:

·       A valid passport

·       A completed visa application form

·       Two passport-sized photos

·       A letter from their employer or airline, stating the purpose and duration of their visit to Benin

·       A copy of their flight itinerary

It's important to note that crew members who plan to stay in Benin for more than 90 days are required to obtain a resident card. They must also undergo a medical examination and obtain a police clearance certificate.

In conclusion, Benin's airport terminals offer basic amenities for passengers and crew members, and the visa procedures for crew members are relatively straightforward. It's essential to plan and ensure that all the necessary documents are obtained to avoid any delays or issues upon arrival in the country. International Flight Planning Solutions can help with all the services needed in these airports. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with IFPLS at any time using our online contact form at if you need any help planning your trip or extra information. Please contact our operations department at

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