Nouakchott International Airport

Nouakchott International Airport (NKC)


Nouakchott International Airport is Mauritania's main international airport and the hub for Mauritania Airlines International. The airport is small, with only one runway and limited facilities. There are flights operating to Paris and Istanbul as well as a number of African cities. There are car rental facilities at the airport and taxis waiting outside to transport visitors into the city.


The airport is located three miles (5km) northeast of Nouakchott.

Getting to the city

Nouakchott Airport taxis are available.


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Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offers car hire at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Nouakchott Airport taxis are available.


Nouakchott International Airport has long and short-term airport parking facilities.


Airlines operating at Nouakchott International Airport include Air France, Iberia, Turkish Airlines, Tunisair, Royal Air Maroc, Senegal Airlines, Tunisair, Air Algerie and Mauritania Airlines International.

Nouakchott International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.