Ouagadougou Airport ( OUA ) is the primary international airport of Ouagadougou city in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. A combined public military airport, Ouagadougou Airport has two runways including a 3,028 metre long asphalt paved runway and a 1,911 metre long runway. Ouagadougou Airport is the main hub of national carrier Air Burkina that offers flights for Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Cotonou, Dakar, Liberville, Lome, Niamey and Paris. Air France, Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algerie, Air Ivoire, Antrak Air, Avient Aviation, Compagnie Aerienne du Mali, Ethiopian Airlines and Royal Air Maroc are other airlines that operate flights to and from Ouagadougou Airport.
The administration, communication, cultural and economic centre of the nation, Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga and the people are called ouagalais. It is the capital city of the world's third poorest country. The city is surprisingly upbeat and friendly. Ouagadougou is well served by Ouagadougou International Airport along with public transport services such as taxi and bus services. The primary industries are food processing and textiles. The city also has a great collection of parks, museums and architectures. The Bangr-Weoogo Urban Park meaning “the urban park of the forest of knowledge” is a sacred forest. Another noticable park is the L'Unite Pedagogique which shelters animals in semi-free state. Other tourist attractions are “Naba Koom” which is a statue depicting a woman handling a calabash to pour water, Laongo displays works of art from five continents, featuring enormous granite slabs that were specially designed by various sculptors. National Museum of Music displays all the musical instruments of the city.
A number of sports such as football, basketball and volleyball is well played by the people in Ouagadougou and many activities and tournaments are also organized within the city. Several international festivals and activities are organized within the city. The city is also a home to some good restaurants, hotels and nightlife offering various cuisines from all over the world. The city also has a few notable cafe's for youths to enjoy the music and coffee with some of them offering live bands. Ouagadougou Grand Market is one of the largest markets in West Africa. Marina Market or Scimas Downtown is a place to shop for processed foods.
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