|Flights From Gambia To UK & Europe|
Which flights go to Europe?:
There are a number of local travel agencies selling outbound air flights from Banjul Airport to the UK's London, England, and the rest of the EU. These travel offices are mostly dotted around Banjul or in Kololi's Senegambia area. An alternative route for Europe is to use Dakar Airport to Paris with Air France, to Frankfurt with Lufthansa, to Milan in Italy with Alitalia, and to Lisbon (Portela) in Spain with Portugal's Tap Air.
The United Kingdom:
The Gambia Experience has its headquarters on the ground floor of the Senegambia Hotel. When you enter turn right and you will their office shed near the front. Their destinations include all the major regional airports as well as London's Gatwick.
As for the Thomas Cook office they are not far from the Senegambia Junction on a soil road. However, at the time of writing (October 2013) they only operate to the UK Gambia from the months of November, December, January through to April.
The tour operator Travelpoort (open Monday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00 hrs & Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 hrs) has an office on the coastal road very near the Palma Rima Junction and Paul Maroon's supermarket. The route takes you via Brussels to Amsterdam using Brussels Airlines.
You can also try Olympia Travel who are situated opposite the Standard Chartered Bank House on Kairaba Avenue near the traffic lights / Shell Junction.
Condor Airlines seats bound for Frankfurt are offered by Relax Travel who are located on Kairaba Avenue opposite the main mosque.
Relax Travel located in Kairaba Avenue offer flight seats on Spanair.
Currently there are no direct flights to the USA. You have to take an inter-connecting route from Europe or take the shuttle air service (phone Air Senegal on 4202117) to Dakar Airport and fly directly from there. SN Brussels also stops off at Dakar.
What are the Price of Tickets:
As a general rule the cost of flights tends to be sold at a higher price if you are departing from Banjul International than if you were coming from Europe. This is particularly true during the European summer holidays period as the demand for seats for other international destinations is particularly heavy at this time. This is further compounded by the fact that during the rainy season many better off Gambians go to the UK for either medical treatment or vacation.
This all depends on whether it is the on- or off-season in Gambia. Locally there is a more restricted number of airline services between May to September.
Do check what documents you need for the country of your destination by checking with the local embassies & consulates regarding any important requirements before finalising your travel plans.