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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.

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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Baggage Policy

Baggage policy information is yet to be confirmed by the airline.

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 methods are yet to be confirmed by the airline following their restart.

Online Check-in

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.

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Destinations that La Nationale flies to

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:

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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.


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

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