Domestic Flights in Benin
Search and Book Domestic Flights in Benin
Search and Book Domestic Flights in Benin
Are you searching for domestic flights in the country of Benin? At Alternative Airlines, we've created this guide showing you how to search, compare and book domestic flights in Benin. We have over 600 airlines available to book with on our site as well as 40+ different ways to pay - it's our mission to make flights more accessible and flexible than ever!
When you search for your domestic flights in Benin through Alternative Airlines, we'll show you all of the available airlines and airports based on your search criteria!
Use our search form at the top of the page to begin searching for your domestic flights within Benin!
What are Domestic Flights Within Benin?
Domestic flights in Benin are flights departing from one airport in Benin and arriving at another airport in Benin. For example, a domestic flight in Benin could be a flight departing from Parakou and flying to Cotonou, another city in Benin.
There are around 9 airports in the country of Benin, however, the only airports that are currently in use are Cadjehoun Airport, which is the main airport that many airlines fly to internationally, and Tourou International Airport.
Parakou Airport was in operation until 2016 when Tourou International Airport replaced it. There is very little information about which airlines fly to Tourou Airport (located in Tankaro) and where you can fly from.
Domestic Airlines in Benin
Benin doesn't currently have any domestic airlines in service. Benin Airlines and Benin Golf Air used to operate scheduled passenger flights to/from Cadjehoun Airport.
Benin Airlines is an airline based in Benin. The airline operated many of its flights from Cadjehoun Airport. Benin Airlines used to operate weekly scheduled passenger flights to/from Parakou. These flights have now been suspended due to the impact of COVID-19.
Although scheduled passenger flights with Benin Airlines have been suspended, the airline still offers charter flights to/from domestic destinations in Benin such as Cotonou, Bohicon, Savé, Parakou, Djougou, Natitingou, Porga/Pendjari and Kandi.
Benin Golf Air
Benin Golf Air, which has now ceased operations as of 2012, was an airline based in Cotonou, Benin. It mainly operated domestic flights in Benin as well as regional flights around West Africa.
Why Book Domestic Flights within Benin?
If you're looking to visit Africa for your next trip away, Benin might not be the most obvious destination that comes to mind. Although it's a small nation, Benin is rich in history, culture and adventure. It is certainly a place that will be eye-opening for any traveller.
Things to do:
Benin is best known as the birthplace of the Vodun religion, otherwise known as Voodoo. Vodun is the official religion of the country and plays an important role in the lives of Beninese locals. While in Benin, you'll likely come across voodoo temples and skull/skin-filled fetish markets, many of which can be found in Grande Marche du Dantopka which is Cotonou's grand market.
If you're a history buff, you might be interested in learning about the history of slave trading in Benin. Visit Ouidah's local history museum to find out all about the slave trade in Benin during the rule of the Dahomey Kingdom that existed from 1600 to 1904.
One of the top attractions in the country is the ruined temples and royal palaces in Abomey that belonged to the Dahomey Kingdom - this city is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Other things to do include whale watching, checking out sea turtles, shopping for artisanal goods and handicrafts as well as making your own pottery.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Benin is from November to February - the temperature is comfortable and the weather is dry with low humidity.
Airports within Benin
If you're planning to travel domestically within Benin, we recommend flying with Benin Airlines and using its charter services.
Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is the largest airport in Benin, West Africa. It's situated in the Cadjehoun neighbourhood of the city of Cotonou. This airport is the main airport that many airlines use to enter Benin from other countries in Africa as well as Europe.
Airlines that fly to/from this airport regularly include Air France, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, RwandAir and Turkish Airlines, among many others. You can fly from this airport to other domestic destinations in Benin when you use Benin Airlines' charter service (also called Air Taxi Benin).
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Domestic Flights in Benin FAQs
How early do I need to check in and arrive for a domestic flight in Benin?
At the moment, there are no domestic scheduled passenger flights in Benin, however, Benin Airlines offers chartered routes around Benin so check-in times will vary.
As a general rule, we suggest arriving at the airport at least 2 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart. This should leave you enough time to get through check-in and security procedures.
Can I book domestic flights in Benin online?
Absolutely! You can book your domestic flights in Benin through Alternative Airlines. We have 600+ airlines that we ticket on our site, however, Benin Airlines tickets might not be available due to the airline suspending its scheduled passenger flights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline does offer charter flights though - these can be booked via the airline's official website.
To begin searching for flights, use our search form at the top of the page. You can see all the airports that you can fly to in Benin by typing in 'Benin' in the departure or arrival airport field.
Can I book domestic flights in Benin and pay later?
Of course! With Alternative Airlines, you can search for and book your domestic flights in Benin using any of the flexible payment methods we offer at checkout. Some of the most popular plans we offer include Afterpay, Klarna and Affirm, among many others. These plans let you spread the cost of your tickets over weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payments. The repayment length will vary depending on the plan you've chosen.
Depending on the country you reside in, different payment plans will appear at checkout. Read our guide on the Buy Now Pay Later options we offer for more information.