Conakry International Airport ( IATA : CKY , ICAO : GUCY ), also known as Gbessia International Airport , is an airport serving Conakry , capital of the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. It parallels the south shore of the Kaloum Peninsula approximately five kilometers from its tip. Autoroute Fidel Castro connects the airport to Conakry proper. The airport was built in 1945. In the 1970s, Soviet Naval Aviation was granted facilities at the airport to serve as a staging base for Atlantic maritime reconnaissance patrols by Tu-95 RTs aircraft. It was reported in 1975 that most of the Guinean air force 's aircraft were based at Conakry-Gbessia Airport. Current air force operations are conducted out of the Conakry-Gbessia Airport. The airport is divided into domestic and international terminals. A number of West African, North African and European airlines serve Conakry.