Marrakesh Menara Airport

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Marrakesh Menara Airport
Aéroport Marrakech Ménara
مطار مراكش المنارة
Marrakech Menara Airport 1.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator ONDA and Royal Air Force
Location Marrakesh, Morocco
Focus city for Royal Air Maroc&Ryanair
Elevation AMSL 1,545 ft / 471 m
Coordinates 31°36′25″N 008°02′11″W / 31.60694°N 8.03639°W / 31.60694; -8.03639Coordinates: 31°36′25″N 008°02′11″W / 31.60694°N 8.03639°W / 31.60694; -8.03639
Map
RAK is located in Morocco
RAK
RAK
Location of airport in Morocco
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Statistics (2008, 2014)
Aircraft movements (2008) 31,523
Passengers (2014) 4,034,410
Freight (tons) (2008) 1,512.55

Marrakesh Menara Airport (Berber: ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ ⵎⵉⵏⴰⵕⴰ, French: Aéroport Marrakech Ménara, Arabic: مطار مراكش المنارة‎‎, IATA: RAKICAO: GMMX) is an international airport serving Marrakesh,[2] the capital city of the Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz region in Morocco. It is an international facility that receives several European flights as well as flights from Casablanca and some of the Arab world nations. The airport served over 4 million passengers in 2014.[1]

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command as a hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It functioned as a stopover en route to Casablanca Airfield or to Agadir Airport on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Terminal interior

Terminal[edit]

Menara Airport has two passenger terminals housed in one large building. A third terminal is being built.[5] The existing T1/T2 offer a space of 42.000 m2 and has a designed capacity of 4.5 million passengers/year. The separate freight-terminal has 340m2 covered space[6] The air terminals (1 and 2) are 22,000 m2 (236,806 sq ft) and designed to handle 2,500,000 passengers per year. Menara is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[7]

Runway and apron[edit]

Aircraft parking space of 125,000 square metres (1,345,489 sq ft) supports up to fourteen Boeing 737s and four Boeing 747s. The cargo terminal is 340 m2 (3,660 sq ft) of covered space.[1] The paved runway is laid out in the direction 10/28 is 3,100 by 45 metres (10,171 ft × 148 ft). It can receive all modern jetliners up to the Boeing 747 in size. The airport is equipped with an ILS Cat II landing system and offers the following radio navigation aids: VORDMENDB.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana 1
Air Arabia Maroc Fez [8], Frankfurt,[9] Montpellier, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 31 October 2017), Pau[10] 1
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle[11] 1
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife-North[12]
1
British Airways London-Gatwick 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
Condor Düsseldorf (begins 10 November 2017), Frankfurt (begins 10 November 2017), Hannover (begins 10 November 2017), Munich (begins 7 November 2017) 1
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
Charter: Oslo-Gardermoen
1
easyJet Bordeaux, Bristol (ends 24 October 2017), London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva 1
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich 1
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Cologne/Bonn[13] 1
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Düsseldorf (begins 4 November 2017),[14] Munich (begins 3 November 2017)[15] 1
Iberia Madrid 1
Iberia Regional
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid 1
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich[16] 1
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Mahan Air Charter: Tehran-Imam Khomeini 1
Niki Vienna 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen
1
Norwegian Air Shuttle
operated by Norwegian Air International
Copenhagen
Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 4 November 2017),[17] Madrid
1
Qatar Airways Doha 1
Royal Air Maroc Bordeaux, Casablanca, Lyon, Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Medina
1
RAM Express Casablanca
Seasonal: Agadir, Errachidia, Ouarzazate
1
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Châlons-Vatry, Charleroi, Budapest (begins 30 October 2017),[18] Cologne/Bonn (begins 30 October 2017),[18] Krakow (begins 30 October 2017),[18] Dole, Eindhoven, Hahn, Hamburg (begins 30 October 2017), Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Marseille, Nimes (begins 2 November 2017),[18] Perpignan (begins 31 October 2017),[18] Poitiers, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Santander (begins 30 October 2017),[18] Seville, Tours, Treviso (begins 29 October 2017),[18] Valencia, Weeze 1
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina 1
SunExpress Deutschland Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna 1
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 1
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Agadir, Brussels 1
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester 1
Transavia Agadir, Amsterdam, Eindhoven (begins 1 November 2017), Munich[19] 1
Transavia France Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Strasbourg 1
TUI fly Belgium Bologna, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Cuneo, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Deauville, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Nantes
1
Turkish Airlines Charter: Istanbul Atatürk 1
Vueling Barcelona 1

Statistics[edit]

Item 2014 [20] 2007[21] 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements[22] 29,246 24,613 20,689 16,112 13,843 13,078
Passengers[23] 4,034,410 3,050,916 2,648,742 2,195,899 1,667,267 1,368,281 1,349,363
Freight (tons)[24] 1555.07 1307.99 2000.40 2286.86 2092.99 2197.70

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ a b c d "Marrakech". ONDA. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Airport information for GMMX from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for RAK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ File:Atcroutes-1sep1945.jpg
  5. ^ ONDA website:Investment program 2011, visited 10 June 2012
  6. ^ ONDA Website: Presentation RAK, visited 10 June 2012
  7. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  8. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271587/air-arabia-maroc-expands-fez-routes-from-june-2017/
  9. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc Adds Marrakesh - Frankfurt Service from Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  10. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/13/3o-puf-s16/
  11. ^ http://www.tourmag.com/Air-France-lance-Marrakech-et-Porto-au-depart-de-Paris-CDG_a84787.html
  12. ^ http://noticias.terra.es/espana/comunidades-autonomas/canarias/el-aeropuerto-tenerife-norte-inaugura-una-nueva-conexion-con-marrakech,8486e160f4d8f310VgnCLD2000000ec6eb0aRCRD.html
  13. ^ http://www.germanwings.com/de/Angebote/Flugangebote/guenstige-fluege/koeln-bonn-cgn/marrakesch-rak/november-2013.htm
  14. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272701/eurowings-new-w17-routes-as-of-04may17/
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272701/eurowings-new-w17-routes-as-of-04may17/
  16. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267187/lufthansa-adds-munich-marrakech-link-in-w16/
  17. ^ Norwegian to open new connection from Helsinki to Marrakech lentoposti.fi (in Finnish). Retrivied 21 June 2017
  18. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271685/ryanair-w17-new-routes-as-of-05mar17/
  19. ^ Transavia Opens Munich Base from late-March 2016
  20. ^ Source 2008 details: ONDA site[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ Source 2007 details: ONDA site[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview movements aircraft MA Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document
  23. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview passengers MA Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document
  24. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview freight MA Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., PDF document

External links[edit]

Media related to Marrakech-Menara Airport at Wikimedia Commons