Burundi Melchior Ndadaye International airport is a small but busy airport in continental Africa. Booking a Meet and Assist Service will make passing through it fast and easy. Burundi Fast Track’s local greeters will help bypass the lines and ensure a quick arrival, a smooth departure, or a successful connection.
Africa Fast Track’s service in Burundi adds a first class feel, usually reserved for VIPs or celebrities. The service may include regular or special immigration handling, an electric buggy kart, help with VOA and baggage, Before you book, our reservation team & system will help you book the exact service that you need.
On arrival at Burundi Melchior Ndadaye International Airport, Fast Track’s English speaking greeters will meet you near the air bridge. They will assist you through any passport or visa control, and escort you to the baggage and customs area. They will help find your driver, or if you booked a connection, check in to your next flight.
On departure, they will contact your driver, will assist you through check-in and immigration, and will take you to your airline lounge or the boarding gate.
For connections, the greeter will meet you near the air bridge and will guide and escort you through the arrival, departure and transfer processes needed for your connection, right through to your airline lounge or the gate.
For more than 10 years our Airport Assistance and Booking Team has assisted thousands of travellers pass smoothly through busy airports. Before you book, Fast Track’s tools and expert staff will help you understand and choose the exact service you need at the lowest possible cost.
Fast Track services are available to any traveler, on any airline, and in any cabin class, and in all major airports around Asia, the Middle East & Africa.
Melchior NDADAYE International Airport (IATA: BJM) is home to a small number of regional airlines. The airport was built in the 1950s and is not full of facilities but does have seating and a café. Situated 9KM from Independence Square in the city, it is a short taxi ride away. It gained it’s new name in 2019 after the murdered President Melchior Ndadaye who was assassinated in 1993.
Burundi is fascinating because when one considers the many troubles the country has endured over the years; one can’t help but be amazed by the zest for life of the population. Their smiles are truly infectious and most people display high spirits at most times. In Burundi greeting another person is very important at all times. If you want to ask for simple directions you need to greet the person and introduce yourself first before asking your questions. The people often come across as very laid back and do not do things in a hurried fashion. Therefore, any visitor needs to be patient at all times.
There is parking at this airport and taxis are readily available for a pre agreed price. From this airport one can fly to Addis Ababa, Kigali, Nairobi and internationally to Brussels with Brussels airlines.
Entertainment in Burundi is important to everyone and a good starting point should be Les Tambourinaires Drummers; they play high adrenalin music that everyone loves. They have played internationally in Germany and New York. You can usually see them play on Sundays free of charge (tipping is encouraged) at the Saga Beach Resort. Transportation around the country is usually by minibus that is often shared and overcrowded. There are two languages spoken in this country; Kurundi and French.
Burundis capital is Bujumbura and despite its troubled past it does retain a great French influence. Food, dance and drinking are important to people here. The buildings still have a French colonial feel that is quite pleasant. Burundi coffee is popular in this city and many tourists like to buy some to take home. Travel around the city is by taxi normally or you can go to the Gare du Nord bus station should you wish to travel outside of the city.