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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 control airlines Air Mali, Meridiana and Air Uganda. The airline serves West Africa from its hub airport Ouagadougou. Other airlines operating within Burkina Faso include Ariella Airlines.

Baggage Policy

Air Burkina has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Air Burkina allows passengers to bring 1 item of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 10kg.

Please note that you mustn't pack any prohibited items in your carry-on baggage including liquids over 100ml, toy guns, knitting needs and more.

Checked Baggage

The airline offers a generous checked luggage allowance of 30kg in Economy, 50kg in Business Class and 10kg for Babies.

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

Cabin Classes

Air Burkina officially has 2 cabin classes - Economy and Business Class.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

The crew is friendly and helpful. Quality meals are served, along with a range of drinks (soft drinks, red wine, sparkling wine, etc.) Shop on board; Air Burkina offers a selection of big-name products duty-free.

Business Class

Business Class Facilities

Enjoy a tailored service throughout your journey.

Lounge access: passengers travelling in Business Class can enjoy free access to the VIP lounges on the airport's Air Burkina flies from.

Make the most of the exclusive Business Class check-in desk. Enjoy your welcome onboard drink, followed by a delicious meal, and French cuisine with an African twist. All are accompanied by excellent wines and champagnes.

Business Class Seating

Relax in a separate cabin, with comfortable seating designed to maximise comfort.


Air Burkina passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Air Burkina currently doesn't offer online check-in for its passengers.

Airport Check-in

Check-in opens two hours before scheduled departure; it is recommended to arrive as early as possible.

Air Burkina’s check-in desks close 45 minutes before the scheduled departure

Interline Partners

Interline partners include 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.

Frequent Flyer Programme


Air Burkina's frequent flyer programme is called CeleStars. It operates three types of frequent flyer cards: Definitive Ivory Card, Celestars Silver and Celestars Gold. It is important to also provide your membership number when booking your flight and checking in. Once you're a member of CeleStars you'll have access to a number of exclusive services and benefits that will significantly improve your in-flight experience.

Food & Drink

Air Burkina serves a variety of high-quality meals and drinks including soft drinks, red wine and sparkling wine. If you have any special requirements please contact Air Burkina at least 72 hours before the flight departure time.

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Destinations that Air Burkina flies to

Air Burkina flies to a number of destinations across Africa including Niamey, Dakar, Accra and more.

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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.


As of January 2023, Air Burkina's fleet consists of an entire EMBRAERaircraft - EMBRAER 195 and EMBRAER 175. TheEMBRAER 195 aircraft consists of 104 seatsincluding 12 Business seats and 92 Economy seats and theEMBRAER 175 consists of 72 seats, 12 which are Business seats and 60 Economy seats.

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Popular Routes

Ouagadougou -> Abidjan

Ouagadougou -> Accra

Ouagadougou  -> Bamako

Ouagadougou  -> Lome

Ouagadougou  -> Dakar