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Brazzaville Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Brazzaville Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

BZV Airport Overview

brazzaville airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Brazzaville Maya Maya Airport.

What to Expect

Brazzaville Airport (code: BZV) has a small, recently built terminal. Facilities include a few food stands and a duty-free shop. WiFi is available in the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for its location and rates.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Brazaville Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

If sleeping in Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Pefaco Hotel Maya Maya – (3 minutes from the airport) This new hotel is located directly in front of the airport, in the future Airport Village. Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Villa Monama – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. on request ($). » Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Salon Ebene – Location: Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

WiFi is available in Brazzaville Airport in the Salon Ebene lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? An ATM is available in the Arrivals area. Hours: 24 hours. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

Currency Exchange – Serfin provides services Landside in the Arrivals area. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM everyday except Sunday when it closes at 12:00PM.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM everyday except Sunday when it is open 6:30AM – 2:30PM.

Food & Drink – At the time of this update, there are no 24 hours food concessions available. At the airport you will find:
» Landside: Servair Congo Food Stand (2 locations) • L’Escale Bantu.
» Airside: Le Mayi • Servair Congo Food Stand

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

The airport is open 24 hours.

Brazzaville airport is served by the following airlines: AfriJet • Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • ASKY • Canadian Airways Congo • Ceiba Intercontinental • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Mauritania Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Rwandair • TAAG Angola • Trans Air.

Car Rentals

Europcar has an office on site on the ground floor.

Taxis

Green-colored taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. For safety reasons, do not accept a ride in a taxi that already has people in it. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2020-10-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.