Maiden flights for 2021-2022 winter tourism  starts Oct. 22nd

Oct 15, 2021, 11:20 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

The winter tourist season 2021-2022 will officially commence Friday, 22 October 2021 with a regular Gambia Experience flight, which will fly direct from the United Kingdom to Banjul International Airport (BIA).


Gambia Experience flight will be followed by TAP Portugal on Sunday, 31 October. Air France joins the route for the first time and expected to land with tourists at the BIA on Monday, 1 November at 16:55 hours.

TUI (UK) direct flight from Gatwick and Manchester will be received in the country 2nd and 3rd November at 20:00 hours each day respectively.

In addition, on 3rd November at 21:30 hours, Correndon Airline from Holland will jet into BIA while TUI Holland and TUI Belgium flights will commence on 1st and 23rd December respectively.

Further, Rainbow International flight will also commence in the month of December too, but the date would be announced later.

As preparation in high gear for the resumption of the season, Adama Njie, director of Marketing GTBoard on behalf of the board and Ministry of Tourism and Culture, called for collective efforts of stakeholders and individuals to make it fruitful.

Thus, the season will officially kick off on 22nd October after a long break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The DoM stated that further update on arrival times and other flights would be announced as the season progresses.