Agadir–Al Massira Airport

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Agadir – Al Massira Airport
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
AGAtower.jpg
Control tower at Agadir Airport
IATA: AGAICAO: GMAD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Serves Agadir, Morocco
Elevation AMSL 226 ft / 69 m
Coordinates 30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.32500°N 9.41306°W / 30.32500; -9.41306Coordinates: 30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.32500°N 9.41306°W / 30.32500; -9.41306
Map
AGA is located in Morocco
AGA
AGA
Location of airport in Morocco
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-Drâa.

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.

Runway and aircraft parking[edit]

The runway in direction 10/28 measures 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 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[edit]

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

VIP Service[edit]

Agadir is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[5]

Classification and navigational equipment[edit]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Charter: Ljubljana
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Munich, Nuremberg
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Brest, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
AlbaStar Charter: Milan-Malpensa
Binter Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Condor Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Enter Air Charter: Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław, Katowice
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Germania Bremen
Seasonal: Dresden, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
Jetairfly Brussels, Marrakech, Oujda, Paris-Orly
Jet Time Charter: Billund, Copenhagen
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Niki Vienna [6]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Orenair Charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St Petersburg
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Deauville, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Porto
Royal Air Maroc
operated by Royal Air Maroc Express
Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune
Ryanair Charleroi, Eindhoven
Summer seasonal: Marseille
SmartLynx Airlines Charter: Prague, Riga, Tallinn
Thomas Cook Airlines Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Lille
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Transavia.com France Lille, Paris-Orly
Travel Service Airlines
operated by Smart Wings
Seasonal: Prague, Warsaw
Travel Service Hungary Seasonal: Budapest
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Hannover
Ukraine International Airlines Charter: Kiev-Boryspil
Windrose Airlines Charter: Kiev-Boryspil

Traffic statistics[edit]

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

Subject 2010[7] 2009[7] 2008[8] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements[9] 12,618 14,161[10] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[11] 1,627,485 1,456,217 1,455,194 1,502,094[12] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[13] - 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[14] 714,1 1,723.4 1,328.1 1,708.7

Incidents[edit]

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[edit]

  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. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  5. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  6. ^ L, J (19 February 2014). "NIKI to start Agadir and Marrakesh". Airline Route. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b source details 2009/2010:Official ONDA report December 2010, retrieved 11 December 2011
  8. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008
  9. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  10. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site, visited 28 July 2008
  11. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  12. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008
  13. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  14. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008

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