SOGEAC is a Mixed Economy Company, created by ordinance No. 064-PRG / 87 of 17 August 1987. It has management, operational and development responsabilities of Conakry Airport. Its activities started on November 2, 1987.

The shares are distributed between the Guinean State (51%) and partners : Aéroports de Paris Management (ADPM), French Development Agency (AFD) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux (CCIB) (49%).


The mission of SOGEAC is to manage Conakry International Airport via a concession. It provides management, maintenance, renewal and development of structures, ground, buildings, facilities, equipment and services necessary to ensure the full fonctioning of the airport. This includes too fire safety and ground handling for airlines and the related, except air traffic entrusted to the Agency for air Navigation (ANA).
SOGEAC develops and operates the services necessary for the proper functioning of the airport; (Airlines, freight forwarders, travel agencies, passengers and airport employees, airport services, business, car parking, Catering, etc …).


Signature of the concession agreement for the expansion and modernization of the airport

On February 17, 2020, the Republic of Guinea, Africa50 and Groupe ADP signed the 25-year concession agreement for the development and financing of the modernization and extension of Gbessia international airport, during a project presentation ceremony in Conakry. This ceremony follows the signing of the shareholders agreement on February 3, 2020, under the terms of which the partners have undertaken to acquire a stake in the new company that will carry the project, the Gbessia Airport Management Company (SOGEAC ), whose capital, at the end of this operation, is divided between the Government of Guinea (34%), Africa50 (33%) and Groupe ADP (33%). The project includes the construction and operation of a new terminal for domestic and international passengers and related infrastructure: a new terminal for freight, a parking area, renovation and extension of the runway and tracks main circulation.


The national airport terminal was renovated

The national airport terminal was renovated in 1993, sized to an area of 2345 m² in order to receive domestic traffic and traffic in some neighboring countries as pilgrim flights to Mecca during the Hajj period. It is sized to receive traffic up to 100 000 passengers per year. The planes are processed in remote areas.


After independence in 1958 and until 1986

After independence in 1958 and until 1986, the airport was managed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Since 1987 the Guinean State conceded the commercial management of the airport to SOGEAC.
This concession, granted by the fixed order Dealer missions: operation, maintenance, renewal and development of infrastructure. Specifications precise the conditions in which performs this public service delegation.

Air navigation missions are performed by the Agency for Air Navigation (ANA) and FIR Roberts. Public security missions remain the domain of the Guinean State: Border Police, Gendarmerie, Customs and coordination of security services operating at the airport.


The country opened in 1984

The airport is open 24 hours on 24. Passenger traffic increased from a few thousand after the country opened in 1984 to 360,000 passengers in 2013. The variations depending on economic conditions.


The International Terminal was built

The International Terminal was built in 1983. It has been designed for an area of 8 852 m² to comfortably receive 1.1 million passengers per year. It is equipped with two airbridges that allow direct access from the terminal to the aircraft.

Air transport in Guinea

State of play

The difficulty of road traffic into the country has always promoted the development of air transport in Guinea. However, it was during the 1980s that this activity had been a significant revival. Indeed, traffic to the outside has become much more than that to the interior, thanks to the installation of the Hub of the defunct Air Guinea.

With new guidelines adopted by the Government and its ambition to create a national company, to support and encourage the creation of private companies, air travel is expected to improve through the development of tourism and economic activities.

At the freight level, there’s a steady increase in the volume transported since 1984.
Around 14 airline companies connect the Guinea to the world.
In addition to regular companies that combine passenger transport to freight transport, there are special flights often transport cargo. DHL exclusively carries cargo and mail which greatly strengthens the capacity in terms of freight traffic sector. In terms of charter and private flights, many companies make available to their public flights for medical evacuations or custom flights either inwards, to Africa and to Europe.

Airport infrastructures

Guinea has 5 international airports:

It also has 12 domestic airports for domestic flights and neighborhood. Aerodromes Macenta, G’Benko, Kissidougou, Boke, Fria, Siguiri, kawass (Kamsar) Koundara are managed by the Agency for Air Navigation (ANA). While Conakry airport receives most of the international traffic. Its operation has been entrusted by the State in 1987 to SOGEAC.

Groundhandling service supplier

The ground handling operations are performed by SOGEAC:

SOGEAC is a ground handling company, offering the following services:

Registration of passengers and their luggage

Airplane handling passengers and cargo track

The cleaning assistance within the aircraft cabin

Passenger ground transportation assistance between the terminals and car stations in remote areas.

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