number of registered air carriers: 3 (2020)
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 8
note: paved runways have a concrete or asphalt surface but not all have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control; the length of a runway required for aircraft to safely operate depends on a number of factors including the type of aircraft, the takeoff weight (including passengers, cargo, and fuel), engine types, flap settings, landing speed, elevation of the airport, and average maximum daily air temperature; paved runways can reach a length of 5,000 m (16,000 ft.), but the “typical” length of a commercial airline runway is between 2,500-4,000 m (8,000-13,000 ft.)
note: unpaved runways have a surface composition such as grass or packed earth and are most suited to the operation of light aircraft; unpaved runways are usually short, often less than 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) in length; airports with unpaved runways often lack facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control
807 km gas, 1,639 km oil, 3 km water (2013)
total: 649 km (2014)
standard gauge: 649 km (2014) 1.435-m gauge
total: 14,300 km (2001)
paved: 900 km (2001)
unpaved: 13,400 km (2001)
1,600 km (2010) (310 km on Ogooue River)
by type: bulk carrier 2, general cargo 19, oil tanker 20, other 30 (2022)
major seaport(s): Libreville, Owendo, Port-Gentil
oil terminal(s): Gamba, Lucina
NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gabon 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
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