Agadir–Al Massira Airport

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Agadir – Al Massira Airport
Aéroport Al Massira
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
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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, French: Aéroport Al Massira; 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 Arabia Maroc Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Manchester, Munich, Stockholm-Arlanda, Toulouse[6]
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[7]
AlbaStar Charter: Milan–Malpensa
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife North
BH Air Charter: Sofia[8]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Condor Berlin–Schönefeld, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester[9]
Enter Air Charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław, Poznań
Eurowings Vienna
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Düsseldorf,[10] Munich[10]
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Germania Flug Zürich[11]
Jet Time Charter: Billund, Copenhagen
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Niki Düsseldorf, Munich (begins 19 December)[12]
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, Weeze
Seasonal: Marseille
SmartLynx Airlines Charter: Prague, Riga, Tallinn
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn,[13] Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich[13]
TAP Air Portugal Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Porto[14]
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham
TUI fly Belgium Bordeaux, Brest (begins 30 March 2018),[15] Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Lille, Nantes
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Hannover
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin,[16] Wrocław

Traffic statistics[edit]

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

Subject 2010[17] 2009[17] 2008[18] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements[19] 12,618 14,161[20] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[21] 1,627,485 1,456,217 1,455,194 1,502,094[22] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[23] 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[24] 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. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272211/air-arabia-maroc-launches-agadir-base-from-oct-2017/
  7. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air France resumes multiple short-haul routes in S17". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Search direct flights - Sofia Airport". www.sofia-airport.bg. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "easyJet adds new routes in W17". Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  10. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings new W17 routes as of 04MAY17". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  11. ^ https://www.flygermania.com/en-gb/
  12. ^ Niki begin serice to Agadir
  13. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SunExpress Germany Plans New Routes in W16". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  14. ^ TAP Portugal adds new summer Morocco charters from June 2017 [02.06.2017
  15. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brest_Bretagne_Airport#Airlines_and_destinations
  16. ^ "Welcome to the world of opportunity! - Wizz Air". book.wizzair.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  17. ^ a b source details 2009/2010:Official ONDA report December 2010 Archived 30 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 11 December 2011
  18. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document on ONDA site
  20. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  21. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document on ONDA site
  22. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  23. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document on ONDA site
  24. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008

External links[edit]

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