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Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport

Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport (French: Aéroport de Cayenne – Félix Eboué) (IATA: CAY, ICAO: SOCA) is French Guiana’s main international airport. It is located near the commune of Matoury, 13 km (8 mi) southwest of French Guiana’s capital city of Cayenne. It is managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of French Guyana (CCI Guyane).

Air Guyane Express has its headquarters on the airport property.

Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport
formerly Rochambeau Airport
Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport
Airport type Public
Operator CCI Guyane
Serves Cayenne, French Guiana, France
Location Matoury
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 04°49′11″N
CAY is located in French Guiana

Location in French Guiana
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 538,782
Passenger traffic change + 4.7%


The first airfield at Cayenne, called «Gallion,» was built in 1943 in ten months by the U.S. Army Air Corps as a base allowing bombers to reach Africa. Though quickly abandoned upon the completion of the new airport, it can still be found very close to the aerodrome.

The new airport was first given the name «Rochambeau» in reference to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, commander-in-chief of the French troops in the American Revolutionary War. It was purchased by France in 1949.

This name was controversial because the airport’s namesake’s son, Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau, harshly repressed the Haitian Revolution during the Saint-Domingue expedition. Christiane Taubira, then-Member of the National Assembly of France for Guiana, requested in 1999 that the name be changed. Multiple proposals were submitted, including Cépérou, a seventeenth-century indigenous chief. It was finally renamed Félix Éboué Airport in 2012, the change becoming official in January of that year. The code for the airport remains CAY.

Félix Eboué Airport serves approximately 400,000 passengers per year.


The airport has an elevation of 24 feet (7 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway, designated 08/26, which measures 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 148 ft). It is open to public air traffic and international air traffic and is classified as Category A of section D.222-2 of the Code of Civil Aviation and classified SSLIA in category 7 (rank A). The terminal has an area of 12,000 square metres.

The Cayenne non-directional beacon (Ident: FXC) and VOR-DME (Ident: CYR) are located on the field.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Caraïbes Paris–Orly
Air France Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port-au-Prince, Paris–Orly
Air Guyane Grand Santi, Maripasoula, Saint-Laurent du Maroni, Saül
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Fortaleza


2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
457 168 375 844 374 394 386 979 385 142 400 025 423 849 435 440 495 994

Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport

Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport

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General Info
Country French Guiana
Time UTC-3
Latitude 4.819808
04° 49' 11.31" N
Longitude -52.360447
052° 21' 37.61" W
Elevation 26 feet
8 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 018° W (01/06)
Near City Cayenne
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.1
APP 119.9

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 10486 x 148 feet
3196 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME CYR CAYENNE 106Y 115.95 At Field -
NDB FXC CAYENNE - 327 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)

CAUTION Fst 5990' of Rwy 08 has a LCN value of 98. Fst 4508' of Rwy 26 has a LCN value of 78. Vis fr twr for final apch Rwy 26 obst by trml bldg. Vis fr twr for twy Echo obst. Trees 170 ft in hgt, 262 4199 ft fr thld Rwy 08. Hill 662' in hgt, 6.7 NM 081 fr thld Rwy 26. Trees 36' in hgt, 094 1082' fr thld Rwy 26.
FUEL Avbl 0900-0000Z Mon-Wed; 0900-2300Z Thu, Sat; 0900-0100Z Fri; 1000-0100Z Sun. (NC-100, A1)
RSTD 180 turn on rwy by acft ovr 12,000 lb proh exc in turnaround areas. Intmed turnaround area proh for use by acft ovr 120,000 lb. Flt ovr the city of Matoury 3NMENE and ovr the Remire prison 5NM ENE proh.

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