Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
|Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba
مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي
|IATA: MIR – ICAO: DTMB
|Operator||TAV Airports Holding|
|Elevation AMSL||9 ft / 3 m|
|Source: List of the busiest airports in Africa, DAFIF|
Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Arabic: مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي) (IATA: MIR, ICAO: DTMB) is an airport serving Monastir in Tunisia. The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) awarded the management of the airport to TAV Airports Holding in March 2007.
During World War II, the airport was known as Monastir Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 81st Fighter Group during the North African Campaign. The 81st flew P-39 Aircobras from the airfield between 26 May and 10 August 1943.
The airport activity is mainly due to the movement of tourists coming to visit Monastir, Sousse and the surrounding resorts (Monastir-Skanes and Port El Kantaoui in particular). Almost all charter flights are concentrated during the tourist season.
With a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year, the terminal covers 28,000 m². The airport is the first in the country in terms of traffic with 4,279,802 passengers in 2007. The airport is named after the former president Habib Bourguiba was born in Monastir.
Like all Tunisian airports, the airport is originally managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA). However, in January 2008, it came under the management of the Turkish consortium TAV Airports Holding for a period of 40 years, under the concession.
Airlines and destinations
|Afriqiyah Airways||Misrata, Tripoli|
|Air Méditerranée||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Enter Air||Seasonal: Katowice, Wrocław|
|Nouvelair||Lyon, Marseille, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Bologna, Bydgoszcz, Helsinki, Katowice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Wrocław
|Orenair||Charter: Perm, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg|
|Syphax Airlines||Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tripoli|
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes
|Travel Service Airlines||Prague
|Tunisair||Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul-Ataturk, Lyon, Marseille, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Casablanca, Katowice
|TunisAir Express||Tripoli, Tunis|
|XL Airways France||Lille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester|
- Airport information for DTMB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for MIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA)
- TAV: Monastir Airport will remain open and continue serving passengers
- "Afriqiyah Airways Adds Monastir Service from late-May 2014". Airline Route. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
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- Tunisia Monastir International Airport – official site
- Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA)