Marrakesh Menara Airport

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Marrakesh Menara Airport

Aéroport Marrakech Ménara

مطار مراكش المنارة
2010-06-22 - Marrakesch - Flughafen - panoramio.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorONDA and Royal Air Force
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,545 ft / 471 m
Coordinates31°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
RAK is located in Morocco
Location of airport in Morocco
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Statistics (2008, 2018)
Aircraft movements (2008)31,523
Passengers (2019)6.396.394
Freight (tons) (2008)1,512.55
Passenger change 18-19Increase 21,53%

Marrakesh Menara Airport (Berber languages: ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ ⵎⵉⵏⴰⵕⴰ, French: Aéroport Marrakech Ménara, Arabic: مطار مراكش المنارة‎, IATA: RAK, ICAO: GMMX) is an international airport serving Marrakesh,[2] the capital city of the Marrakesh-Safi 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 6.3 million passengers in 2019.[1]


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.


Check-in hall
Apron view


Menara Airport has two passenger terminals housed in one large building. A third terminal has been built. The existing T1/T2 offer a space of 42,000 m2 and have a designed capacity of 9 million passengers/year. The separate freight-terminal has 340m2 covered space[4] 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.[5]

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]

Air Arabia Maroc Fez,[6] Montpellier, Tangier
Air Europa Madrid[7]
Seasonal: Málaga,[8] Palma de Mallorca[8]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle[9]
Animawings Seasonal charter: Bucharest[10]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife–North[11]
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest
British Airways London–Gatwick
Seasonal: London–Heathrow[12]
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Sofia[13]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Geneva, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Seasonal: Berlin, London–Luton[14]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zurich
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hamburg[15]
Iberia Madrid
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv (begins 19 July 2021)[16]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Qatar Airways Doha1
Royal Air Maroc Barcelona, Bordeaux, Casablanca, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: London–Gatwick,[17] Medina
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca, Laayoune, Ouarzazate
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Châlons-Vatry, Charleroi, Dole, Dublin,[18] Eindhoven, London–Stansted, Madrid, Marseille, Naples, Nimes, Perpignan,[19] Pisa, Porto,[20] Rome–Ciampino, Santander,[19] Seville, Toulouse,[21] Tours, Treviso, Valencia, Weeze, Zaragoza[22]
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Turin (begins 2 November 2021),[23]
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways[24] Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol
TUI fly Belgium[25] Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lille, Nantes, Paris–Orly, Turin
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse,[26] Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Volotea Strasbourg[27]
Vueling Barcelona, Gran Canaria,[28] Málaga, Seville[29]
Wizz Air Dortmund[30][31]
Seasonal: London–Luton (begins 1 November 2021),[32] Rome-Fiumicino (begins 2 November 2021)[33]
  • ^1 : Qatar Airways' flight from Doha to Rabat makes a stop in Marrakech. However, the flight from Rabat to Doha is non-stop.


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Item 2018 2017 2016 2014[34] 2007[35] 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements[36] 29,246 24,613 20,689 16,112 13,843 13,078
Passengers[37][38] 5,300,000 4,359,865 3,894,227 4,034,410 3,050,916 2,648,742 2,195,899 1,667,267 1,368,281 1,349,363
Freight (tons)[39] 1555.07 1307.99 2000.40 2286.86 2092.99 2197.70

Ground transport[edit]

The Spanish bus company Alsa operates regular Route 19 buses every day between Marrakesh Menara airport and both the medina (the stop is in a row of bus stops opposite the Koutoubia Mosque) and the new town.[citation needed]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  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. ^ ONDA Website: Presentation RAK, visited 10 June 2012
  5. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  6. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Arabia Maroc expands Fez routes from June 2017".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Europa plans Marrakech launch in Dec 2017".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ a b Liu, Jim (19 November 2019). "Air Europa expands Morocco service in S20".
  9. ^ Rédaction, La. "Air France lance Marrakech et Porto au départ de Paris CDG".
  10. ^ "Charter flights from Bucharest to Marrakech from March 2021".
  11. ^ "Aviso".
  12. ^ "British Airways launches Marrakech route from Heathrow".
  13. ^ "Bulgaria Air adds Marrakech charter in Sep 2018".
  14. ^
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings W20 network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  16. ^
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  18. ^ "Ryanair Launches Dublin S18 Schedule – 5 New Routes To Marrakech, Munich, Naples, Paphos & Stuttgart". Ryanair DAC. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  19. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair W17 new routes as of 05MAR17".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  20. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Ryanair expands Marrakech network in W18".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  21. ^ "Ryanair will connect Toulouse to Marrakech". 29 November 2019.
  22. ^
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  24. ^ "Flight Timetable".
  25. ^ "- TUI fly was".
  26. ^ Liu, Jim (4 December 2019). "TUIfly Maroc adds new Marrakech routes in S20".
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  31. ^ Liu, Jim. "Wizz Air S21 New routes summary as of 13SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
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  34. ^ Source 2008 details: ONDA site[permanent dead link]
  35. ^ Source 2007 details: ONDA site[permanent dead link]
  36. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview movements aircraft MA Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document
  37. ^ 2018 details from: Overview movements aircraft MA, PDF document
  38. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview passengers MA Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document
  39. ^ Details up to 2006 from: Overview freight MA Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document

External links[edit]

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