Gabon's self-styled military junta (Comité De La Transition Et De La Restauration Des Institutions) has closed the country's borders following the overthrow of President Ali Bongo and his recently elected government in a coup d'état, forcing the cancellation of all international flights as of August 29, 2023.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows that Turkish Airlines, Air France, Air Côte d'Ivoire, ASKY Airlines, and Ethiopian Airlines have either cancelled or diverted their flights to Libreville Leon M'Ba. Royal Air Maroc has also suspended its flights from Casablanca Mohamed V.

Pan-African air navigation services provider ASECNA has issued a contingency plan for airlines in the event the Central African state's airspace is closed to all traffic.

Afrijet Business Service (J7, Libreville Leon M'Ba), Gabon's only active local airline and the only one to operate domestic scheduled routes, appears to have halted all operations from the country as of August 29. Its only flight on August 30 was from Malabo to Douala. The scheduled second leg from Douala to Libreville was cancelled. The airline did not respond to ch-aviation's request for comment regarding its current status.

The ch-aviation capacities module shows that Afrijet accounts for 40.9% of all scheduled capacity out of Gabon.