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Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport
Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة
Terminal at Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
IATA: TNG – ICAO: GMTT

Ibn Battouta
(Tangier)
Location of airport in Morocco
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Location Tangier, Morocco
Hub for
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Europe Airpost
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 35°43′37″N 005°55′01″W / 35.72694°N 5.91694°W / 35.72694; -5.91694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
7/25 (CLOSED) 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft movements 8,335
Passengers 484,391
Freight (tons) 524.79
Sources: ONDA, DAFIF

Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (French: Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta, Arabic: مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة‎) (IATA: TNG, ICAO: GMTT) is an airport serving Tangier (Tanger in French), the capital city of the Tangier-Tétouan region in Morocco. The airport is named for Ibn Battouta (1304–1368), a Moroccan scholar and traveler who was born in Tangier. The airport was also known as Tangier-Boukhalef Airport.

The airport is being expanded and will become larger, including more flights and traffic. This is part of Tangier's rapid development and modernisation projects. The airport is certified by ISO 9001/2000 quality standards.

The airport handled over 646,000 passengers in the year 2009.

Facilities

Aircraft parking space of 40,640 square metres (437,445 sq ft) supports up to four Boeing 737s and one Boeing 747. For small craft two dedicated sections are assigned. The air terminal is 6,200 m (66,736 sq ft) and designed to handle 450,000 passengers per year. The cargo terminal is 529 m (5,694 sq ft) of covered space.

The airport has two runways but only the longer runway is in active use and 07/25 is closed. The 3500 meter long runway 10/28 is open and is capable of handling all sizes of aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 and Airbus A380-800.

The airport has an ILS status (Loc - Glide - DME) and offers the following radionavigational aids: VOR – DME – NDB. PAPI lighting available for runway 10/28 for approaches from either direction.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Maroc Amsterdam, Casablanca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [all begin 31 October]
airberlin Cologne/Bonn
Amsterdam Airlines Amsterdam
easyJet Madrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Europe Airpost Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt [ends 26 October], Geneva [begins 2 November], Liege [ends 28 October], London-Stansted [begins 3 November], Marrakech [seasonal], Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [ends 29 October], Paris-Orly, Zurich [ends 29 October]
Iberia Madrid
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Barcelona [Seasonal], Madrid [begins 31 October]
Jetairfly Brussels, Brussels South-Charleroi
Jet4you Barcelona, Brussels
Royal Air Maroc Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Casablanca, London-Heathrow, Paris-Orly
Royal Air Maroc Express Barcelona [begins 26 October], Casablanca
Ryanair Brussels South-Charleroi, Madrid, Marseille, Milan-Orio al Serio, Paris-Beauvais [begins 2 November]

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Europe Airpost Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
RAM Cargo Barcelona, Casablanca, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly [all begin 25 December]
TNT Airways Brussels, Liège, Paris-Orly

Statistics

Traffic 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements 5485 5991 6179 7092 7496 7422 7361
Passengers 484,391 365,750 292,599 262,698 256,149 259,466 268,829
Freight (tons) 524.79 628.73 621.57 359.78 533.14 495.78 417.20

Incidents and accidents

  • On 13 October 1953, one passenger died on a domestic flight to Casablanca. During initial climb from Tanger the plane encountered unknown problems and made an emergency landing on a beach. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
  • On 23 December 1971, a Sud Aviation Caravelle on lease to Royal Air Maroc crashed near the airport after the pilot turned too far to the East in his approach to runway 28. In dark and rainy conditions the plane overflew dangerous terrain and crashed into mountains. All 106 on board died.
  • On 23 November 1988, Vickers Viscount G-BBVH of Gibraltar Airways was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident.


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General Info
Country Morocco
ICAO ID GMTT
Time UTC 0
Latitude 35.726917
35° 43' 36.90" N
Longitude -5.916889
005° 55' 00.80" W
Elevation 62 feet
19 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name TANGER IBN BATOUTA
Near City Tanger
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TANGER TWR 119.5
TANGER APP 121.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25
CLOSED
6562 x 98 feet
2000 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO
10/28 11483 x 148 feet
3500 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 047FBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TNG TANGER 106X 115.9 1.3 NM 268.3


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT ABn, 2 W flashes ev 12 sec.



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