Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport

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Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba
مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي
Monastir airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Monastir, Tunisia
Hub for Nouvelair
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 35°45′29″N 010°45′17″E / 35.75806°N 10.75472°E / 35.75806; 10.75472
Website habibbourguibaairport.com
Map
MIR is located in Tunisia
MIR
MIR
Location of airport in Tunisia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,903 9,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 3,831,924

Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Tunisian Arabic: مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي‎) (IATA: MIRICAO: DTMB) is an airport serving Monastir in Tunisia.[3] The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) awarded the management of the airport to TAV Airports Holding in March 2007.[4] The airport is named after the former president Habib Bourguiba was born in Monastir.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as Monastir Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 81st Fighter Group during the North African Campaign. The 81st flew P-39 Airacobras from the airfield between 26 May and 10 August 1943.

Overview[edit]

The airport activity is mainly due to the movement of tourists coming to visit Monastir, Sousse and the surrounding resorts (Monastir-Skanes and Port El Kantaoui in particular). Almost all charter flights are concentrated during the tourist season. The main airlines operating currently at the airport are Nouvelair and Tunisair. With a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year, the terminal covers 28,000 m². The airport was the first in the country in terms of traffic with 4,279,802 passengers in 2007.

Like all Tunisian airports, the airport is originally managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA). However, in January 2008, it came under the management of the Turkish consortium TAV Airports Holding for a period of 40 years, under the concession.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Kaliningrad, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don
Condor Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn (begins 6 May 2018), Düsseldorf (begins 29 April 2018), Frankfurt (begins 6 May 2018)[5]
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn (begins 28 March 2018)[6][7]
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Hannover (begins 27 March 2018)[8]
Germania Seasonal: Dresden (begins 2 May 2018), Bremen (begins 28 June 2018), Nuremberg (begins 20 June 2018)
Libyan Airlines Tripoli
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Belgorod, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod
Nouvelair Düsseldorf,[9] Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Marseille, Munich[10]
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Copenhagen (begins 31 March 2018), Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 31 March 2018), Stuttgart[11]
Charter: Djerba, Enfidha, Tunis
Seasonal charter: Berlin-Tegel (begins 4 May 2018),[12] Billund, Cologne/Bonn (begins 18 July 2018),[13] Cluj–Napoca (begins 13 June 2018), Dresden (begins 4 July 2018),[14] Frankfurt, Helsinki, Jeddah (begins 20 December 2018), Lille (begins 4 April 2018), Marrakesh, Nantes (begins 7 April 2018), Paderborn (begins 4 July 2018), Medina (begins 27 December 2018), Porto (begins 16 July 2018), Tehran-Imam Khomeini (begins 19 March 2018),[15] Stockholm–Arlanda, Verona (begins 11 June 2018),[16] Vienna (begins 26 May 2018),[17] Warsaw-Chopin (begins 26 April 2018)[18]
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow-Zhukovsky,[19] Rostov-on-Don
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Seasonal charter Brno (begins 12 June 2018),[20] Ostrava (begins 12 June 2018)[21]
Transavia France Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly
Tunisair Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Geneva, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St Petersburg
Seasonal charter: Brno (begins 7 June 2018)[22] ,Bordeaux, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lyon, Prague, Nantes, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Lille, Ostrava (begins 12 June 2018)[23]

Access[edit]

The airport is served by trains on the electrified, metre-gauge Sahel Metro line and between Sousse and Gare Habib Bourguiba Monastir.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

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

  1. ^ Airport information for DTMB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for MIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA)
  4. ^ TAV: Monastir Airport will remain open and continue serving passengers
  5. ^ https://www.condor.com/eu/book-plan/flight/timetable.jsp
  6. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274902/eurowings-s18-new-short-haul-routes-as-of-21sep17/
  7. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275906/eurowings-updates-s18-new-short-haul-routes/
  8. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274902/eurowings-s18-new-short-haul-routes-as-of-21sep17/
  9. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275708/nouvelair-tunisie-adds-german-routes-from-monastir-in-w17/
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275708/nouvelair-tunisie-adds-german-routes-from-monastir-in-w17/
  11. ^ Nouvelair expand Germany network
  12. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  13. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  14. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  15. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  16. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  17. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  18. ^ https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  19. ^ http://zia.aero/en/flights/
  20. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/flight-information/flight-search/
  21. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/flight-information/flight-search/
  22. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/flight-information/flight-search/
  23. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/flight-information/flight-search/

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