Tan Tan Airport

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Tan Tan Airport
مطار طانطان الشاطئ الأبيض
Plage Blanche Airport


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Tan TanPlage Blanche
Tan Tan
Plage Blanche
Location of airport in Morocco
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Tan Tan, Morocco
Elevation AMSL 653 ft / 199 m
Coordinates 28°26′54″N 011°09′41″W / 28.44833°N 11.16139°W / 28.44833; -11.16139
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Tan Tan Airport (Arabic: مطار طانطان الشاطئ الأبيض‎‎ ) (IATA: TTAICAO: GMAT), also known as Plage Blanche Airport, is an airport near Tan Tan, a city in the Guelmim-Es Semara region in Morocco. The airport is used for military and civil aviation.[3]


The airport resides at an elevation of 653 feet (199 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designate 03/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 by 30 metres (6,562 ft × 98 ft).[1] It has the following radio-navigation aids: NDB and VOR. The runway is suitable for light (private) jets and turbo-prop aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Royal Air Maroc
operated by RAM Express
Casablanca, Guelmin
Seasonal: Agadir
Tan Tan Airport is located in Morocco
Destinations from Tan Tan


Subject 2003 2005 2006
Passengers 27 1082 917
Freight (tons) 7 - -
Aircraft movements 18 104 132

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On July 26, 2011, A Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed six miles from the airport, where it had planned a stop-over on a flight from Dakhla to Kenitra. All six crew, 60 soldiers, and 12 civilians on board died[4]


  1. ^ a b Airport information for GMAT from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for TTA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ All details and stats from A-Z WorldAirports database: page on Tan Tan Airport, visited 24 July 2008
  4. ^ Crash leaves 78 dead, 27 July 2011, visited 28 July 2011

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