Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport

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Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba
مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي
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IATA: MIRICAO: DTMB
MIR is located in Tunisia
MIR
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Location of airport in Tunisia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Monastir, Tunisia
Hub for Nouvelair
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 35°45′29″N 010°45′17″E / 35.75806°N 10.75472°E / 35.75806; 10.75472
Website www.habibbourguibaairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,903 9,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 3,831,924
Source: List of the busiest airports in Africa, DAFIF[1][2]

Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Arabic: مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي‎) (IATA: MIRICAO: DTMB) is an airport serving Monastir in Tunisia.[3] The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) awarded the management of the airport to TAV Airports Holding in March 2007.[4]

The main airlines operating currently at the airport are Nouvelair and Tunisair.

History[edit]

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.

Overview[edit]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Misrata, Tripoli[5]
Air Méditerranée Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Belgrade
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 charter: Zagreb, Ljubljana

Transavia.com France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes
Travel Service Airlines Prague
Charter: Bratislava
Tunisair Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul-Ataturk, Lyon, Marseille, Moscow-Domodedovo,[6] 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

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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