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 Thomas Cook Airlines
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]

Airlines Destinations
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Kaliningrad, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Kharkiv, Kiev-Zhuliany, Lviv, Zaporizhia
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Cologne-Bonn (begins 28 March 2018) [5]
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Hannover (begins 27 March 2018) [6]
Libyan Airlines Tripoli
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Belgorod
Nouvelair Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Marseille
Seasonal: Bergamo, Lyon (begins 21 June 2017),
Charter: Bologna, Bydgoszcz, Helsinki, Katowice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Wrocław
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow-Zhukovsky[7]
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service[8]
Seasonal: Prague[9]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Nantes
Travel Service Seasonal charter: Prague
Travel Service Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava, Košice
Tunisair Brussels, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Geneva, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St Petersburg
Charter: Bordeaux, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Rabat

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/.

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