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La Nationale Update

As of December, the airline is in a process of re-starting. If you’re looking for domestic flights within Gabon, there are a limited number of alternatives operating scheduled passenger flights within the country. Gabon Airlines had frequent scheduled flights in and out of Gabon until it ceased operations in 2012. Afrijet Business Service operates flights between major cities in Gabon.

About La Nationale

La Nationale is a domestic airline based in Libreville, Gabon. The airline provides scheduled passenger flights to domestic destinations within Gabon, including Franceville, Koulamoutou, Makokou, Tchibanga, and Port-Gentil. La Nationale’s main base is Libreville International Airport.

The airline was founded in 2002, initially called Nationale Regionale Transport (2009-2018), before the airline re-branded to La Nationale in 2009.

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Domestic Destinations

The airline is restarting; it has yet to be confirmed what destinations the airline will fly to when it resumes, but historically the airline has provided scheduled passenger flights to the following destinations in Gabon:

Quito UIO Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Franceville MVB M'Vengue El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba International Airport
Koulamoutou KOU Koulamoutou Airport
Libreville LBV Libreville International Airport [Base]
Makokou MKU Makokou Airport
Mayumba MYB Mayumba Airport
Mouila MJL Mouila Airport
Oyem OYM Oyem Airport
Port-Gentil POG Port-Gentil International Airport
Tchibanga TCH -

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

The airline is re-starting, and has yet to confirm what the carry-on baggage allowance will be for passengers.

Checked Baggage

The airline is re-starting, and has yet to confirm what the checked baggage allowance will be for passengers.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

It is not yet known whether online check-in will be available.

Airport Check-In

It it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.


The airline has historically had a fleet consisting of the following aircraft: an Embraer 120ER ( which was Sahara African Aviation) and a Embraer 120RT.

Hub Airport

Libreville Leon M'Ba (LBV)

Léon-Mba International Airport (IATA: LBV) is an airport situated near the city of Libreville, in Gabon. It is the main international airport in the country and the hub airport for La Nationale and Lignes Aeriennes Gabonaises (LAG). International airlines to fly to the airport include Air France, Arik Air, Turkish Airlines, CEIBA Intercontinental, Royal Air Maroc, and Air Côte d'Ivoire.

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