Angads Airport

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Angads Airport
مطار وجدة أنجاد
Oujda Angads Airport

IATA: OUDICAO: GMFO

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Location of airport in Morocco
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Serves Oujda, Morocco
Elevation AMSL 1,535 ft / 468 m
Coordinates 34°47′14″N 001°55′26″W / 34.78722°N 1.92389°W / 34.78722; -1.92389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Bitumen
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Angads Airport (مطار وجدة أنجاد) (IATA: OUDICAO: GMFO) is an airport serving Oujda,[1] a city in the Oriental region in Morocco. Also known as Oujda Angads Airport, it is located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Oujda and about 600 kilometres (373 mi) northeast of Casablanca, near the Algerian border.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force during the North African campaign. It was called Oujda Airfield Known units assigned were:

After the Americans moved out their active units in mid-1943, the airport was used as a stopover and landing field for Air Transport Command aircraft on the Casablanca-Algiers transport route. When the war ended, control of the airfield was returned to civil authorities. [3] [4] [5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,535 feet (468 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 06/24 with an asphalt/bitumen surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
Jetairfly Charleroi, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Brussels, Toulon
Privilege Style
operated by Swiftair
Seasonal charter: Porto
SATA International Charter: Lisbon, Porto
Royal Air Maroc Amsterdam, Casablanca, Marseille, Paris-Orly
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca, Nador
Ryanair Beauvais, Charleroi, Marseille, Weeze
Saudia Charter: Jeddah
Transavia.com France Lille, Lyon, Paris-Orly
Travel Service Airlines Charter: Prague
Travel Service Slovakia Charter: Bratislava

Traffic statistics[edit]

Item[6] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Movements[7] 3546 3108 3316 3031 2303 2199
Passengers[8] 315,006 242,080 225,444 193,036 180,406 168,385
Cargo (metric tons)[9] 451.09 451.09 202.08 197.14 260.99 618.10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for GMFO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for OUD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 
  6. ^ 2007 statistics Source: ONDA PDF-Document
  7. ^ Statistics until 2006 from Statistics Movements, PDF document
  8. ^ Statistics until 2006 from Overview passengers stats MA, PDF document
  9. ^ Statistics until 2006 from freight stats, PDF document

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