Douala Airport Reviews

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Douala Airport Reviews

Douala International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Douala) (IATA: DLA, ICAO: FKKD) is an international airport located 6 miles (10 kilometres) from Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Province. It is the country’s busiest airport.

Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Region and the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of six countries. Home to Cameroon’s largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport, it is the commercial capital of the country. Consequently, it handles most of the country’s major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, timber, metals and fruits. As of 2010 the city and its surrounding area had an estimated population that surpassed 3,000,000 inhabitants. The city sits on the estuary of the Wouri River and its climate is tropical. Settlements had already existed on present-day Douala prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, British, and Germans; however, it was during the German colonization that the city began to develop rapidly as a commercial and political hub of the German colonial administration. During World War I a bitter battle was fought for control of Douala. The City surrendered to British and French forces on the 27th of September, 1914. A joint Anglo-French condominium governed the city until a comprehensive agreement ceded it (and much of Cameroon) to the French. After the independence of Cameroon, Douala has grown rapidly. Local industries, trade, and other opportunities have attracted an unprecedented influx of migrants, especially from the western region of Cameroon. People from other countries in the region have also permanently settled in the city; they include Nigerians, Chadians, and Malians. In recent times city authorities have been overwhelmed by rapidly increasing population; services are stretched and there is an urgent need to enhance the city’s ability to cope with the rapid growth. Douala is the 27th most expensive city in the world and the most expensive in Africa, overtaking Lagos, Nigeria at 32nd. It is ranked 27th for 2009, up from 34th in 2008.

The Douala International Airport is located in the eastern part of the city. There are direct flights to several European cities including Paris, Brussels, Lyon. Regional and continental destinations include Abidjan, Lagos, Dakar, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Nairobi. The Douala International is the busiest in the CEMAC area and is the hub for Cameroon’s national carrier Camairco.

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Website:
Douala Airport Official Website

Douala Airport Map

Douala Airport Weather Forecast

Forecast for Douala

Hotel Douala

Forecast for Douala  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
17.10.2017 19–24 Heavy rain 2 mm 26 °C Light air from Southwest 2 m/s
18.10.2017 00–06 Rain 3 mm 24 °C Light air from South-southeast 2 m/s
06–12 Light rain <1 mm 23 °C Light air from East-northeast 1 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain showers 8 mm 27 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 25 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
19.10.2017 00–06 Cloudy 0 mm 24 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
06–12 Rain 1 mm 23 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 7 mm 28 °C Light air from West-southwest 1 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 26 °C Light breeze from South 2 m/s
20.10.2017 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm 25 °C Light air from West-southwest 1 m/s
07–13 Heavy rain 6 mm 24 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
13–19 Cloudy 0 mm 27 °C Light breeze from South 2 m/s
19–01 Cloudy 0 mm 26 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
21.10.2017 01–07 Rain 1 mm 25 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
07–13 Heavy rain 11 mm 25 °C Light air from East-northeast 1 m/s
13–19 Light rain <1 mm 28 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
19–01 Light rain <1 mm 26 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 2 m/s
22.10.2017 01–07 Rain 1 mm 24 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
07–13 Heavy rain showers 8 mm 24 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
13–19 Rain 1 mm 27 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
19–01 Partly cloudy 0 mm 25 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 2 m/s