Agadir


Agadir
Agadir - Al Massira Airport
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
AGAtower.jpg
Control tower at Agadir Airport
IATA: AGAICAO: GMAD
AGA is located in Morocco
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AGA
Location of airport in Morocco
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Serves Agadir, Morocco
Elevation AMSL 226 ft / 69 m
Coordinates 30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.325°N 9.41306°W / 30.325; -9.41306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Commercial Movements 12,618
Passengers 1,455,194
Freight (tons) 1,165.8
Source: ONDA/airport website,[1] DAFIF,[2][3]

Agadir – Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة‎; transliterated: Matar al-Maseera) (IATA: AGAICAO: GMAD) is an international airport serving Agadir,[2] a major city in southwest Morocco. Agadir is the capital of the province (wilaya) of Agadir and the region of Souss-Massa-Draâ.

In 2007, Al Massira International Airport served 1,502,094 passengers. In later years, Agadir and its tourism boomed, having new flights introduced to Al Massira from new airports from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new prospect of a brand new terminal was granted, opening life for the people of Agadir.

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Runway and aircraft parking

The runway in direction 10/28 measures 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 × 148 ft). Aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 can land on the airport.

Parking space for the aircraft is 170,000 square metres (1,829,865 sq ft) which results in space for ten Boeing 737s and three Boeing 747s.[4]

Terminal

Total terminal area is 26,550 square metres (285,782 sq ft) and projected capacity is 3 million passengers per year.[4] There is one large waiting room, divided in two to provide for national flights (no customs) and international flights. Passengers flying to Casablanca with a connecting international flight can pass through passport control in Agadir to save transfer time at Mohammed V

Classification and navigational equipment

The airport has an ILS Class II certification and offers the following radionavigational aids: VORDME – 2 X NDB.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Agadir is served by the following scheduled airlines:

Airlines Destinations
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Berlin Nuremberg
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Brest, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
bmi London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Canary Fly Seasonal: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Condor Flugdienst Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
EasyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Enter Air Warsaw
Germania Charter: Bremen [begins 6 November]
Hello Airlines Seasonal: Basle/Mulhouse
Jet4You Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse
Charter: Dublin, Warsaw
Jetairfly Brussels, Marrakech
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg, Marrakech
Malév Hungarian Airlines Seasonal: Budapest
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Rossiya Charter: St Petersburg
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune, Lyon, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Deauville, Metz/Nancy, Nantes
RAM Express Casablanca, Laayoune, Ouarzazate
Seasonal: Dakhla, Tan-Tan, Zagora
Ryanair Brussels South-Charleroi
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Edelweiss Air
Seasonal: Zürich
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia.com Amsterdam, Marrakech
Transavia.com France Marrakech, Paris-Orly
Travel Service
operated by Smart Wings
Seasonal: Prague
Travel Service Hungary Seasonal: Budapest
TUIfly Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart

Traffic statistics

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

Subject 2008[5] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements [6] 12,618 14,161[7] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[8] 1,455,194 1,502,094[9] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[10] 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[11] 714,1 1,723.4 1,328.1 1,708.7

Incidents

On 21 August 1994, Royal Air Maroc Flight 630, crashed approximately ten minutes after take-off from Agadir Airport. All 44 passengers and crew on board were killed. The crash is believed to been a deliberate act by the aircraft's pilot.

References

  1. ^ Statistics sourced from ONDA website documents and/or airport websites
  2. ^ a b Airport information for GMAD from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for AGA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ a b c "Agadir Airport". ONDA website. http://www.onda.ma/ONDA/An/Espaces/EspacePassagers/LeReseauAeroportuaireONDA/Lesaeroports/Fiches+d’identité+par+aéroport/AGADIR. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  5. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008
  6. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morroco, PDF document on ONDA site
  7. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site, visited 28 July 2008
  8. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  9. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008
  10. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  11. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008

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