Malabo International Airport
Although merely a tin-roofed shack until the discovery of oil in the mid-1990s, the international airport just outside Malabo now caters to a steady stream of foreign visitors, mostly drawn by the petroleum business and conservation projects. It is the main airport of the country but it is a simple and small airport with limited facilities and the passport control officials are notoriously strict with foreigners. It is difficult to fly to destinations in Equatorial Guinea apart from Malabo and Bata as the local operators are considered unreliable and some governments warn visitors not to use them as they are unsafe.
The airport is situated five miles (9km) west of Malabo.
Getting to the city
The safest and most common option for transport from the airport is to arrange a shuttle or taxi in advance through a hotel, organisation or other host.
Car rental is available at the airport and hiring a driver with the car is recommended, as driving in Malabo can be a difficult experience with poor road conditions and many police check points.
Taxis are generally available at the airport, but travellers should be cautious when choosing them and agree on a fare before getting in to the vehicle.
Visitors should anticipate only basic services and facilities at the airport.
Parking is available at the airport.
Air France, Camair-co, Benin Golf Air, Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines, Cronos Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Guinea Ecuatorial Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, RegionAir, Swiss Air, KLM and Royal Air Maroc.
Malabo International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.