NKC GQNO Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport – Slots, Ground Handling & Aircraft Services

An operational guide including slots, ground handling and other aircraft services for operating to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport ( NKC /  GQNO ) Nouakchott, Mauritania

All information listed below is provided by Mauritania Aviation Services.

General Operational Information:

Most noteworthy, catering services are provided by the single specialized company, Servair Mauritanie.

Important notice – aircraft weight limitation at NKC, GQNO is 400 tons.

Fuel uplifts and tech stops are also available at GQNO; Total and Stars.

Furthermore, you can also find more contact information on the Mauritania Civil Aviation Authority by visiting the CAA section in the  Mauritania Country Page.

Airport & Custom Hours:

Airport and Customs at NKC, GQNO are likewise open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Aircraft Services:

The list of services also provided by Mauritania Aviation Services at NKC, GQNO include:

  • Overflight permits
  • Landing permits
  • Military clearance
  • Technical permits
  • Commercial / Traffic permits
  • Global ground handling arrangements
  • Fuel arrangements
  • Catering provision
  • Visa arrangement
  • Crew hotel accommodation
Slots & PPR:

Slots & PPR are a requirement at NKC, GQNO.

Peak periods are at night, from 2200 to 0100 AM.

For scheduled flights, the application should be submitted to CAA, 45 days in advance of the first flight operation.

While for non-scheduled flights, the application should be submitted, 72 hours before the flight operation.

In contrast, for private flights, the application should be submitted 48 hours prior to the flight operation.

However, the recommended lead time by Mauritania Aviation Services is 72 hours.

FBO Facilities:

There is no FBO facility or dedicated FBO available at NKC, GQNO.

However, there is a VIP & Presidential Lounge available – hours of operation are 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Visas, Customs & Immigration:

European, United States and Russian nationalities all require a visa to travel to Mauritania.

This can also be received at the airport for all nationalities.

Furthermore, for more information on the visa requirements for Mauritania, kindly visit this website.

Finally, for any further inquiries or if you would require services at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport – kindly contact Mauritania Aviation Services

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