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Agadir - Al Massira Airport
مطار المسيرة
Matar al-Maseera
Control tower at Agadir Airport
IATA: AGA – ICAO: GMAD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Serves Agadir, Morocco
Elevation AMSL 226 ft / 69 m
Coordinates 30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.325°N 9.41306°W / 30.325; -9.41306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Commercial Movements 12,618
Passengers 1,455,194
Freight (tons) 1,165.8
Source: ONDA/airport website, DAFIF,

Agadir – Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة‎; transliterated: Matar al-Maseera) (IATA: AGA, ICAO: GMAD) is an international airport serving Agadir, a major city in southwest Morocco. Agadir is the capital of the province (wilaya) of Agadir and the region of Souss-Massa-Draâ.

In 2007, Al Massira International Airport served 1,502,094 passengers. In later years, Agadir and its tourism boomed, having new flights introduced to Al Massira from new airports from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new prospect of a brand new terminal was granted, opening life for the people of Agadir.

Runway and aircraft parking

The runway in direction 10/28 measures 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 × 148 ft). Aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 can land on the airport.

Parking space for the aircraft is 170,000 square metres (1,829,865 sq ft) which results in space for ten Boeing 737s and three Boeing 747s.

Terminal

Total terminal area is 26,550 square metres (285,782 sq ft) and projected capacity is 3 million passengers per year. There is one large waiting room, divided in two to provide for national flights (no customs) and international flights. Passengers flying to Casablanca with a connecting international flight can pass through passport control in Agadir to save transfer time at Mohammed V

Classification and navigational equipment

The airport has an ILS Class II certification and offers the following radionavigational aids: VOR – DME – 2 X NDB.

Airlines and destinations

Agadir is served by the following scheduled airlines:

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin [seasonal]
Aigle Azur Paris-Orly
Air Berlin Nuremberg
Air Méditerranée Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
easyJet London-Gatwick, Lyon [begins 2 November], Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Jetairfly Brussels
Jet4You Dublin, Paris-Orly
Luxair Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen [begins 6 November], Oslo-Gardermoen [begins 6 November], Stockholm Arlanda [begins 6 November]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Essaouira [begins 4 November], Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Warsaw
Ryanair Brussels-Charleroi, Hahn, Liverpool [ends 28 October], London-Stansted, Marseille, Weeze
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) Brussels [seasonal]
TUIfly Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart [all begin 5 November]
transavia.com Amsterdam
transavia.com France Paris-Orly

Traffic statistics

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

Subject 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements 12,618 14,161 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers 1,455,194 1,502,094 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons) 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6 714,1 1,723.4 1,328.1 1,708.7

Incidents

On August 3, 1975, a Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 707 struck a mountain peak when on approach to Agadir Airport. All 188 passengers and crew on board were killed. It is the worst ever incident involving a 707.

World War II

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command as a hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It functioned as a stopover en-route to Marrakech Airport or to Dakhla Airport, near Villa Cisneros in French North Africa. In addition, an air connection to Atar Airport also handled cargo and personnel flights.



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General Info
Country Morocco
ICAO ID GMAD
Time UTC 0
Latitude 30.324997
30° 19' 29.99" N
Longitude -9.413067
009° 24' 47.04" W
Elevation 250 feet
76 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 004° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name AGADIR AL MASSIRA
Near City Agadir
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
AGADIR TWR 119.5
AGADIR APP 120.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 10499 x 148 feet
3200 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 046FAWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ADM AGADIR 119X 117.2 1.5 NM 281.2
NDB AML AGADIR - 402 2.2 NM 092.3


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT ABn coded ALM.



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