Nouakchott International Airport

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Nouakchott International Airport


NKC is located in Mauritania
Location of airport in Mauritania
Airport type Public
Owner Government\ASECNA"African air traffic management organisation"
Operator Government
Serves Nouakchott
Location Nouakchott, Mauritania
Hub for Mauritania Airlines International
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 18°05′52″N 015°56′52″W / 18.09778°N 15.94778°W / 18.09778; -15.94778
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,010 9,876 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 209,932

Nouakchott International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Nouakchott) (IATA: NKCICAO: GQNN) is an international airport located in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Until late 2010, it served as hub of Mauritania Airways. Mauritania Airlines International has been based there since early 2011.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Algiers, Dakar
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Conakry
Binter Canarias
operated by Naysa
Gran Canaria
Mauritania Airlines International Abidjan, Bamako, Brazzaville, Casablanca, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Gran Canaria, Nouadhibou, Zouérat[citation needed]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sénégal Airlines Dakar
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Charter: Kiev-Boryspil[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 12 July 2012, a Harbin Y-12 aircraft belonging to the military crashed while attempting to take off from Nouakchott International Airport, killing all seven people on board. The plane had been chartered by Canadian gold miner Kinross Gold to carry gold from its Tasiast Gold Mine. The cause was not immediately known, but witnesses said the aircraft caught fire before it went down.[4]


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