Libreville international airport

30-year concession

Libreville airport was the first concession awarded to Egis Airport Operation in 1988 and one of the first airport concessions in Africa. The development saw the immediate implementation of an investment plan to extend and modernise the terminal, upgrade the infrastructure to standard and substantially improve management of flows.

Date : 1988
Duration: 30 years
Client: République Gabonaise
Concession company: Libreville airport
Concession contract: 30 years
Start of operation: 01.07.1988

Project overview

The first challenge was to upgrade the airport in line with international standards. Two major projects were undertaken:

  • the first set out to extend and modernise the terminal to handle increased traffic flows, adding 15,000 sq. m to the terminal area and boosting passenger capacity to 1 million.
  • the second focused on the manoeuvring areas: the parking stands and runway.

In all, the investment programme totalled €30 million in improvements and positioned Libreville airport as one of the leading airports in Central Africa.

The second challenge was management and entailed organisation, methods and training to improve operations to quickly align the airport with current international standards

Our missions

As an operator partner, Egis supports the concessionaire to operate and develop the airport, providing its expertise in the key areas of airport operations, aviation and ancillary areas. The Group has put senior managers in place with a track record in airport management tasked with delivering efficient management while ensuring safety and quality of service.

With Egis at the management helm, Libreville airport quickly became one of the first African hubs to offer quality of service in line with international models.

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