Agadir–Al Massira Airport

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Agadir – Al Massira Airport
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
Aéroport Agadir.jpg
IATA: AGAICAO: GMAD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Serves Agadir, Morocco
Location Temsia, 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
09/27 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Commercial Movements 12,618
Passengers (2015) 1,408,148
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 and the capital of Souss-Massa region. The airport is located in the commune of Temsia, 20 km southeast of Agadir proper. 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.

Facilities[edit]

Runway and apron[edit]

The runway in direction 09/27 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. The airport has an ILS Class II certification and offers the following radionavigational aids: VORDME – 2 X NDB.[4]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Charter: Ljubljana
Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Munich, Nuremberg
AlbaStar Charter: Milan–Malpensa
ASL Airlines Ireland Seasonal charter: Dublin (begins 23 December 2016)[6]
BH Air Charter: Sofia[7]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife North
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, London–Gatwick, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Enter Air Charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław, Poznań
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Jetairfly Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Nantes
Jet Time Charter: Billund, Copenhagen
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Niki Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Deauville, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Porto
Royal Air Maroc
operated by Royal Air Maroc Express
Casablanca
Ryanair Charleroi, London-Stansted (begins 1 November 2016), Weeze
Seasonal: Marseille
SmartLynx Airlines Charter: Prague, Riga, Tallinn
Smart Wings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague, Warsaw–Chopin
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn (begins 1 November 2016),[8] Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle (begins 1 November 2016), Munich (begins 5 November 2016)[9]
TAP Portugal Seasonal charter: Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Lille
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Stockholm–Arlanda
Thomson Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lille, Lyon, Paris–Orly
Travel Service Hungary Seasonal: Budapest
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Hannover
Ukraine International Airlines Charter: Kiev–Boryspil
Windrose Airlines Charter: Kiev–Boryspil
XL Airways France Seasonal: Lille

Traffic statistics[edit]

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

Subject 2010[10] 2009[10] 2008[11] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements[12] 12,618 14,161[13] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[14] 1,627,485 1,456,217 1,455,194 1,502,094[15] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[16] 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[17] 714,1 1,723.4 1,328.1 1,708.7

Accidents and 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 have 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 October 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. ^ "Sunway-Flights". Sunway. 18 August 2016. 
  7. ^ http://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/passengers/flight-information/search-flight
  8. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267780/sunexpress-germany-plans-new-routes-in-w16/
  9. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267780/sunexpress-germany-plans-new-routes-in-w16/
  10. ^ a b source details 2009/2010:Official ONDA report December 2010, retrieved 11 December 2011
  11. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008
  12. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  13. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site, visited 28 July 2008
  14. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  15. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008
  16. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco, PDF document on ONDA site
  17. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website, visited 28 July 2008

External links[edit]

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