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Marrakech-Menara Airport
مطار مراكش المنارة
Aéroport Marrakech Ménara

Menara Airport


Location of Airport in Morocco
Airport type Public / Military
Operator ONDA and Royal Air Force
Location Marrakech, Morocco
Hub for Royal Air Maroc
Elevation AMSL 1,545 ft / 471 m
Coordinates 31°36′25″N 008°02′11″W / 31.60694°N 8.03639°W / 31.60694; -8.03639
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft movements 31,523
Passengers 3,121,516
Freight (tons) 1,512.55
Sources: ONDA, DAFIF

Marrakech-Menara Airport (French: Aéroport Marrakech Ménara, Arabic: مطار مراكش المنارة‎) (IATA: RAK, ICAO: GMMX) is an airport serving Marrakech, the capital city of the Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz region in Morocco. It is an international facility that receives some European flights as well as flights from Casablanca and some of the Arab world nations. The airport served over 3.1 million passengers in the year 2008.


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. It functioned as a stopover en-route to Casablanca Airfield or to Agadir Airport on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel.


Aircraft parking space of 125,000 square metres (1,345,489 sq ft) supports up to fourteen Boeing 737s and four Boeing 747s. The air terminals (1 and 2) are 22,000 m (236,806 sq ft) and designed to handle 2,500,000 passengers per year. The cargo terminal is 340 m (3,660 sq ft) of covered space.

The paved runway is laid out in the direction 10/28 (almost East-West) is 3,100 by 45 metres (10,171 × 148 ft). It can receive all modern jetliners up to the Boeing 747 in size. The airport is equipped with an ILS Cat II landing system and offers the following radio navigation aids: VOR – DME – NDB.

Menara Airport

Marrakech-Menara Airport
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Menara Airport

Marrakech-Menara Airport
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Marrakech-Menara Airport
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Marrakech-Menara Airport - A Brussels Airlines Airbus A319-100 on the apron in 2013
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Marrakech-Menara Airport - A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 at the airport in 2013. A Ryanair aircraft is departing in the background
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Airlines and destinations

Passengers leaving an Airbus A321 of Monarch Airlines on a charter flight from Manchester at Menara airport in 2000
Passengers leaving an Airbus A321 of Monarch Airlines on a charter flight from Manchester at Menara airport in 2000
Airlines Destinations
Air Europa Madrid
Air Méditerranée Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Andalus Líneas Aéreas Malaga
Binter Canarias Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
EasyJet London-Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
EasyJet operated by easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Agadir [seasonal], Zürich [seasonal]
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn [begins 2 November; only charter]
Iberia Airlines Madrid [ends 30 October]
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Madrid [begins 31 October]
Islas Airways Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Jet4you Nantes, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Jetairfly Brussels
Luxair Luxembourg [seasonal]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen [begins 3 November], Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm Arlanda [begins 2 november]
Royal Air Maroc Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Casablanca, Deauville, Geneva, Lille, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Ryanair Alicante, Bologna [begins 5 November], Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Girona, Hahn, London-Luton, Madrid, Marseille, Milan-Orio al Serio, Paris-Beauvais [begins 31 October], Pisa, Porto [begins 2 November], Reus, Rome-Ciampino [begins 1 November], Seville, Valencia [begins 2 November], Weeze
TAP Portugal operated by Portugalia Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) Brussels
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester Amsterdam France Nantes, Paris-Orly
Vueling Airlines Barcelona

Traffic details

Item 2008 2007 2006 2005
Aircraft movements 27,369 29,246 24,613 20,689
Passengers 3,100,495 3,050,916 2,648,742 2,195,899
Freight (tons) 1425.47 1555.07 1307.99 2000.40


Item 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements 16,112 13,843 13,078
Passengers 1,667,267 1,368,281 1,349,363
Freight (tons) 2286.86 2092.99 2197.70

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General Info
Country Morocco
Time UTC 0
Latitude 31.606886
31° 36' 24.79" N
Longitude -8.036300
008° 02' 10.68" W
Elevation 1545 feet
471 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Near City Marrakech
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 10170 x 148 feet
3100 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MAK MARRAKECH 080X 113.3 3.4 NM 099.8
NDB CNZ MARRAKECH - 267 3.7 NM 275.9

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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

FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT VASI Rwy 28 GS 2.5 .
NS ABTMT Tkof Rwy 28, maint rwy hdg til abeam MAK VOR, then on crs. Tkof Rwy 10, turn rgtASAP, fly to MAK VOR, then on crs. GO AROUNDS - Flw tkof pro.
RSTD NORDO proh. 180 turns only on turning cir at rwy end for acft over 100,000 lb.24 hr PPR fr Arpt Chief for ngt arr. Ovft city of Marrakech proh.

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