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Banjul International Airport

Banjul International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Gambia
Airport typePublic
Elevation29 m (95 ft)

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Banjul International Airport also known as Yundum International is the international airport of Banjul, capital of The Gambia.

In 2004, the airport served 967,719 passengers.

In the event of an emergency on any of the NASA Space Shuttles, Banjul International Airport had been selected as an augmented landing site. The Gambia was the perfect location when the shuttle was launched with a low, 28-degree inclination

In 2001 NASA announced that Banjul airport would no longer be used as an augmented landing site because today, NASA sends shuttles up at 51.6 degrees to the International Space Station, making air bases in Spain and France better emergency landing spots

According to current president Yahya Jammeh, Banjul Airport was built by "the Lobstancers of Germany" (perhaps meaning Lufthansa).

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