Agadir–Al Massira Airport

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Agadir – Al Massira Airport
Aéroport Al Massira
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
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]

Scheduled flights[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Maroc Cologne/Bonn (begins 2 October 2017), Copenhagen (begins 1 October 2017), Dublin (begins 4 October 2017), Manchester (begins 1 October 2017), Munich (begins 2 October 2017), Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 3 October), Toulouse (begins 3 October 2017)[6]
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[7]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife North
Brussels Airlines Brussels (begins 28 October 2017)
Condor Berlin–Schönefeld, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
easyJet London–Gatwick, Manchester (begins 1 October 2017)[8]
Eurowings Vienna (begins 4 November 2017)
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Düsseldorf (begins 29 October 2017),[9] Munich (begins 1 November 2017)[9]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
NIKI Vienna, Düsseldorf (begins 3 November 2017)
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
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn,[10] Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich[10]
TAP Portugal Seasonal charter: Porto[11]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels (ends 26 October 2017)[12]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
operated by Brussels Airlines
Seasonal: Brussels (begins 4 November 2017; ends 24 March 2018)[13]
Thomson Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Paris–Orly
TUI fly Belgium Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Lille, Nantes
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Hannover
Wizz Air Budapest (begins 31 October 2017), Katowice (begins 2 November 2017), Vilnius (begins 1 November 2017), Warsaw-Chopin[14], Wrocław (begins 2 November 2017)

Charter flights[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Charter: Ljubljana
AlbaStar Charter: Milan–Malpensa
BH Air Charter: Sofia[15]
Enter Air Charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław, Poznań
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Jet Time Charter: Billund, Copenhagen
SmartLynx Airlines Charter: Prague, Riga, Tallinn
TAP Portugal Seasonal charter: Lisbon

Traffic statistics[edit]

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

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

External links[edit]

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