Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport

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Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport
Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة
Tangier Airport.jpg
Terminal at Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
IATA: TNGICAO: GMTT
TNG is located in Morocco
TNG
TNG
Location of airport in Morocco
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Location Tangier, Morocco
Focus city for Royal Air Maroc
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 35°43′37″N 005°55′01″W / 35.72694°N 5.91694°W / 35.72694; -5.91694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
7/25 (CLOSED) 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft movements 5,485 (year 2,008)
Passengers 849,882
Freight (tons) 587.78
Sources: ONDA,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport[4][5][6][7][8] (French: Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta, Arabic: مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة‎) (IATA: TNGICAO: GMTT) is an international airport serving Tangier[2] (Tanger in French), the capital city of the Tangier-Tétouan region in Morocco. The airport is named for Ibn Battouta (1304–1368), a Moroccan scholar and traveler who was born in Tangier. The airport was formerly known as Tanger-Boukhalef Airport.[9]

A new airport terminal building was opened in 2008 to provide for many more flights and increased passenger capability, as Tangier has grown rapidly development and modernized. The airport is certified by ISO 9001/2000 quality standards.

The airport handled over 646,000 passengers in the year 2009.[10]

Facilities[edit]

Map of the airport.

Aircraft parking space of 40,640 square metres (437,445 sq ft) supports up to four Boeing 737s and one Boeing 747. For small craft two dedicated sections are assigned. The air terminal is 6,200 m2 (66,736 sq ft) and designed to handle 1,250,000 passengers per year. The cargo terminal is 529 m2 (5,694 sq ft) of covered space.[1]

The airport has two runways but only the longer runway is in active use and 07/25 is closed.[11] The 3500 meter long runway 10/28 is open and is capable of handling all sizes of aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 and Airbus A380-800.[1]

The airport has an ILS status (Loc – Glide – DME) and offers the following radionavigational aids: VORDMENDB.[1] PAPI lighting available for runway 10/28 for approaches from either direction.[11]

Transit Connections[edit]

Tangier-Ibn Battouta is served by a dedicated taxi stand. Grand Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the curb in front of the terminal. The price of these taxis is fixed by the Moroccan Government. There are no bus routes that serve the airport directly. Small local taxis may drop off passengers but are forbidden from picking up at the terminal.

VIP Service[edit]

Tangier-Ibn Battouta is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[12]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Maroc Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, London-Gatwick
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Seasonal: Barcelona
Jetairfly Brussels, Charleroi, Rotterdam
Seasonal: Barcelona
Royal Air Maroc Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Casablanca, El Aaiún, London-Heathrow, Nador, Paris-Orly
Charter: Jeddah, Lisbon, Madinah
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca, Madrid
Ryanair Beauvais, Charleroi, Madrid, Marseille
Seasonal: Hahn
Saudia Charter: Jeddah, Madinah
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugalia
Lisbon
Transavia.com Charter: Amsterdam, Paris-Orly
Vueling Barcelona

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Contractors Lisbon, Paris-Orly
Med Airlines Casablanca, Lisbon, Paris-Orly, Porto, Zaragoza

Statistics[edit]

Traffic 2011[13] 2008[14] 2007[15] 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements[16]  ? 5485 5991 6179 7092 7496 7422 7361
Passengers[17] 849,882 484,391 365,750 292,599 262,698 256,149 259,466 268,829
Freight (tons)[18] 587.78 524.79 628.73 621.57 359.78 533.14 495.78 417.20

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 13 October 1953, one passenger died on a domestic flight to Casablanca. During initial climb from Tanger the plane encountered unknown problems and made an emergency landing on a beach. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[citation needed]
  • On 23 December 1973, a Sud Aviation Caravelle on lease to Royal Air Maroc crashed near the airport after the pilot turned too far to the East in his approach to runway 28. In dark and rainy conditions the plane overflew dangerous terrain and crashed into mountains. All 106 on board died.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tanger". Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Airport information for GMTT". DAFIF. World Aero Data. Effective October 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Airport information for GMTT". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  4. ^ (French) "S.M. le Roi inaugure le nouveau Terminal de l'aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta". Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). 1 July 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  5. ^ (French) "Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta : Inauguration du nouveau Terminal". Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  6. ^ (French) "Aéroport Tanger Ibn Batouta : NOUVELLE AEROGARE opérationnelle en octobre 2007". Le Journal de Tanger. Retrieved 13 March 2010.  (English translation via Google)
  7. ^ "2008 photo of terminal showing name as Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta". Panoramio. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Undated photo of terminal showing name as Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta". Panoramio. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tangier-Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG / GMTT)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  10. ^ (French) "Tableau De Bord Statistique Du Trafic Commercial Par Aeroport: Decembre 2009/2008" (PDF). Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Runway information on TAG web about TANGER
  12. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  13. ^ 2011 details from Onda Report 2011
  14. ^ source details 2008:ONDA REPORT 2007-2008
  15. ^ 2007 details from Comparison 06/07 report from ONDA
  16. ^ Details 2002–2006 from ONDA movement report, PDF document
  17. ^ Details 2002–2006 from ONDA passenger report, PDF document
  18. ^ Details 2002–2006 from ONDA freight report, PDF document
  19. ^ Accident details from Aviation Safety database on Tanger Airport, visited 27 July 2008;Footnote: In the database this 1971-accident happened during En Route phase of the flight and not during descent or approach
  20. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 

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