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Air Côte d'Ivoire is the national flag carrier of Côte d'Ivoire, otherwise known as Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa. The airline flies to 18 African capitals throughout Africa. Destinations include Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Douala, Yaounde, N'Djamena, Kinshasa, Libreville, Conakry, Lagos, Monrovia, Dakar, Lome, Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire.

The airline was founded in May 2012 and became the flag carrier as the former flagship went bankrupt in 2011. The airline's key shareholders are the Government of Ivory Coast, Air France-KLM, Golden Road and other investors.

Air Côte d'Ivoire has a hub at Port Bouet Airport and is based in Abidjan. The airline's fleet comprises of 10 aircraft, including Airbus A319s, A320s and Q400 Bombardier.

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Baggage Policy

Please note that the following information is intended as a guide and will be confirmed during the booking process.

Carry-on Baggage

All passengers are entitled to cabin baggage allowance. The dimensions of your cabin bag must not exceed 56cm in length, 45cm in-depth, and 25cm in width. The total weight of your cabin bag must not exceed 10kg on all flights.

Checked Baggage

Economy: On the airline's home network, passengers can check in 23kg of luggage, and 40kg on the airline's regional network.

Business: On the airline's home network, passengers can check in 30kg of luggage, and 50kg on the airline's regional network.

Fees will need to be paid at the airport if baggage exceeds the allowance. The rate applied depends on the destination.

Cabin Classes

Air Côte D'Ivoire offers 2 cabin classes that you can fly in. These are Economy and Business Class.

Economy Class

Air Cote D'Ivoire's Economy Class 'Class Ivoire' is one of two cabin classes that the airline offers. The comfortable seats provide extra legroom and excellent onboard facilities.

Economy Class Facilities

Customers flying Economy Class are given a free baggage allowance of 30kg.

To pass the time, passengers can shop on-board, and browse the airline's selection of quality products, including traditional Ivorian gifts.

In-flight, customers can enjoy delicious hot meals and other hot and cold snacks from the airline's in-flight menu, as well as a selection of drinks.

Economy Class Seating

The comfortable seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation in Economy.

Business Class

Business Class is the Air Côte d'Ivoire's most upscale cabin class, with the highest standard of service provided. Enjoy world-class in-flight amenities and divine exotic catering.

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers are given a free baggage allowance of 40kg and priority baggage handling.

Passengers with a Business Class ticket are given also given priority boarding and disembarkation.

In-flight each passenger is given a personalised service, which is delivered by the airline's expertly trained cabin crew. There is a personal screen above each fitted to each seat with an audio outlet.

Passengers are treated to food and drink from the airline's VIP menu.

Business Class Seating

The 12 leather Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation, as to give each customer extra space and luxury.

In-flight Entertainment

Economy Class: On-board entertainment options depend on the aircraft and route. On some flights, there is a custom screen above passenger's seat, with an audio outlet fitted to the seat. Passengers are encouraged to download entertainment onto their person digital devices before flying.

Business Class: Each seat is fitted with a personal screen and an audio outlet.


Free food and drinks are available onboard and passengers can find the menu on board.


Some of the airline's aircraft have WiFi equipped, which allows you to connect to the internet, send text messages and make a phone call.

Check-In Information

Online and airport check-in is available for Air Côte d'Ivoire flights. Opening and closing times vary.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available on the airline website. You can do online check-in by clicking on the check-in tab on the flight search box.

Airport Check-In

The airport check-in desk opens at least 3 hours before scheduled departure for all flights. It is recommended to confirm the check-in times suggested by the airport you will be departing from.

Frequent Flyer Program


Air Côte d'Ivoire's frequent flyer programme is called sMiles. Passengers can join the programme for free and you can earn miles every time when you purchase a ticket with the airline. The number of miles earned per flight depends on the distance of the flight, the cabin class and the tariff that has been paid for.

The sMiles program is free to join and entitles members to earn a welcome bonus of 1,000 miles and a further 1,00 miles for any online membership. You can join up through the airline’s website.

Collecting sMiles

When you make you flight booking through Alternative Airlines you will be given the option to select your chosen frequent flyer membership program during the booking process - simply select ‘sMiles’ from the drop-down list, and then add your personal membership number. A full guide can be found here.

Codeshare Partners

Ethiopian Airlines

Air Côte d'Ivoire has had a codeshare agreement with Ethiopian Airlines since May 2018, aimed at increasing connectivity from the US. Through this partnership, New York is served by a thrice weekly direct flight from Abidjan airport, operated by Ethiopian Airlines. You can read more about codeshare partnerships here.

Airline Alliance

Air Côte d'Ivoire is not currently part of an airline alliance.

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Destinations that Air Côte d'Ivoire flies to

Air Côte d'Ivoire operates flights to cities around West Africa including Dakar, Abuja, Lagos, Abidjan and many more. Click below to find out all the destinations Air Côte d'Ivoire flies to.

Alternatives to Air Côte d'Ivoire

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Hub Airport

Port Bouët Airport

Port Bouet Airport (ABJ), otherwise known as Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport, is the main hub airport of Air Cote d'Ivoire and is the largest airport in the country. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air AlgerieAir BurkinaAir FranceArik AirBrussels AirlinesEgyptAirKenya AirwaysSouth African AirwaysTunisairTurkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.

In 2016, the airport handled 1.8 million passengers, 300 thousand more passengers than in 2015.


As of August 2019, the airline operates its flights with the following aircraft:

  • 4 x Airbus A319-100
  • 2 x Airbus A320-200
  • 1 x Airbus A320neo
  • 4 x De Havilland Dash 8-400

The airline also has 2 orders for the Airbus A330-900 with deliveries beginning in 2024.

Special Assistance

Flying with Children and Infants

Infants, up to 2 years of age, can travel on the lap of an adult and benefit from a 90% discount on the applicable rate.

A child, up to 11 years old, will need to be accompanied by an adult. Children receive a discount of up to 25% off the applicable adult’s rate. Children’s meals can be applied for up to 48 hours before departure. Our customer service team can help you arrange this.

Flying with Pets

Pets are welcome in the aircraft cabin, as long as they are housed in a secure container (bag or cage), which must measure up to 55x40x23cm (L x D x H) - the total weight must not exceed 5kg. Passengers carrying pets are charged a flat fee of 15.000 XOF ($0.025USD). If you wish to fly with your pet, the airline will need to be informed at the time of booking. For more information, please contact our customer service team, no later than 48 hours prior to your departure.

Reduced Mobility

The airline provides additional services for passengers with reduced mobility, including the possibility to choose your seat, airport assistance and on-board assistance.