About us

The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Welcomes You!

The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Established in July 1991 as an autonomous body under the Public Enterprise Act of 1989, GCAA’s primary objective is to regulate civil aviation and the air transport industry in The Gambia in accordance with the provisions of the Chicago Convention. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and professionalism in the Gambian aviation sector.

Functions of GCAA:

  1. Regulating Civil Aviation and the Air Transport Industry: GCAA is responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation operations and the air transport industry in The Gambia. We develop and enforce regulations, standards, and procedures to ensure compliance with national and international aviation requirements. This includes the licensing and certification of airlines, pilots, and other aviation personnel, as well as the monitoring and enforcement of safety, security, and operational standards.
  2. Providing Air Navigation Services: GCAA plays a crucial role in providing air navigation services to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of aircraft within Gambian airspace. We manage and operate air traffic control systems, communication, navigation, and surveillance infrastructure, and strive to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of air traffic management. Our aim is to optimize airspace utilization while ensuring the highest levels of safety and efficiency.
  3. Operating and Managing Banjul International Airport (BIA): GCAA is responsible for the operation and management of Banjul International Airport, the primary gateway to The Gambia. This includes the provision and maintenance of necessary infrastructure and facilities to support airport operations. We work diligently to provide a seamless and secure travel experience for passengers, maintain airport facilities and services, and collaborate with stakeholders to promote the development of the airport.

Mission Statement: “to provide the best airport and air navigation facilities in the sub-region and regulate air transport to international standards while generating reasonable return on investments”

Quick Facts

GCAA plays an important role with regard to supporting tourism, which is one of The Gambia’s key industry sectors.