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About Air Burkina

Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso.

The airline operates scheduled services to one domestic destination, Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as regional services to Togo, Benin, Mali, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Ghana.

It is majority owned by an AKFED/IPS consortium and operates from its main base at Ouagadougou Airport. AKFED also controlled airlines Air Mali, Meridiana and Air Uganda. Air Burkina serves West Africa exceptionally well from home airport of Ouagadougou and B Best described as a regional airline serving West Africa Air Burkina operates a good frequency of flights and serves the main airports.

Air Burkina flies to the following destinations: Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Bobo-Dioulasso, Cotonou, Dakar, Lome and Niamey. 



Air Burkina Baggage


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Air Burkina allows Passengers travelling on Air Burkina flights may take one item of cabin luggage weighing up to 10 kg.

Air Burkina offers a generous checked luggage allowance of 30kg in Economy, 50kg in Business Class and 10kg for Baby.

Air Burkina operates three types of frequent flyer card: Definitive Ivory Card, Celestars Silver and Celestars Gold. It is important to also provide your membership number when booking your flight and checking in. 

Passengers travelling between Ouagadougou and Abidjan in economy class are permitted 40kg of checked luggage, and business class are allowed 50kg checked luggage.

Flight info icon   Air Burkina has interline partners such as Ethiopian Airlines, Hahn Air, Heli Air Monaco, Tunisair, Air France, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Asky Airlines, Air Cote d'Ivoire and Royal Air Maroc. AirBurkina has codeshare partners such as Air France, Kenya Airways and Asky Airlines. Air Burkina was originally known as Air Volta and was founded in 1967. In 1983, the network was enlarged thanks to bilateral agreements signed by Burkina Faso and its neighbouring countries with additional destinations added such as Lome, Bamako, Cotonou and Niamey. 
Plane icon   In February 2001, the AKFED/IPS (WA) consortium acquired Air Burkina and in 2004, the Ouagadougou to Paris flight was introduced when the Airbus A319 was added to its fleet. Air Burkina has been recognised by the IATA Operational Safety Audit certification in 2010 as meeting the highest levels of international standards and regulations. 



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Air Burkina Popular Routes



Ouagadougou  Plane icon  Abidjan


Ouagadougou Plane icon  Accra


Ouagadougou  Plane icon  Bamako


Ouagadougou  Plane icon  Lome


Ouagadougou  Plane icon  Dakar




Air Burkina News


8th January 2018

MTU Maintenance and Air Burkina Sign Exclusive CF34-8E Engine Maintenance Contract

MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Air Burkina have signed an exclusive three-year maintenance agreement. The contract for the airline’s four CF34-8E engines from their E170 aircraft covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and guaranteed spare engine leasing availability.

Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso and operates regional flights from the capital Ouagadougou to other countries in Africa. The company history reaches back to 1967, when Air Volta was founded. Air Burkina is the only west African company to have operated without interruption for 50 years.

MTU Maintenance has been maintaining engines from the CF34 family (CF34--3, -8C/E, -10E) for 15 years and has provided MRO services to over 90 customers across the globe. Services are performed at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, a General Electric authorized CF34 service provider. MTU Maintenance performs over 100 off-wing shop visits per year. Air Burkina is their first CF34-8 customer in sub-Saharan Africa.

About MTU Aero Engines

MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. In the commercial maintenance sector, the company ranks among the top five service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the umbrella of MTU Maintenance. In the military field, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In the fiscal year 2016, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.7 billion euros.



Air Burkina Fleet


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Embraer E-170

Bombardier CRJ900 

Air Burkina Hub Airport

Ouagadougou Airport

Ouagadougou Airport is an airport in the centre of the city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. It was built in the 1960s and it is approximately 1.5 km southeast of the main commercial area. Ouagadougou has since experienced rapid urbanization and the airport is now surrounded by urban development. Airlines that fly from and to Ouagadougou Airport include Air France, Ethiopian and Brussels Airlines. 


Ouagadougou Airport


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