Agadir–Al Massira Airport

Agadir – Al Massira Airport (Arabic: مطار المسيرة‎, transliterated: Matar al-Maseera, French: Aéroport Al Massira; IATA: AGA, ICAO: GMAD) is an international airport serving Agadir,[3] a major city in southwest Morocco and the capital of Souss-Massa region. The airport is located in the commune of Temsia, 20 km southeast of Agadir proper. 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.

Agadir – Al Massira Airport

Aéroport Al Massira

مطار المسيرة

Matar al-Maseera
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorONDA
ServesAgadir, Morocco
LocationTemsia, Morocco
Elevation AMSL226 ft / 69 m
Coordinates30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.32500°N 9.41306°W / 30.32500; -9.41306Coordinates: 30°19′30″N 009°24′47″W / 30.32500°N 9.41306°W / 30.32500; -9.41306
Map
AGA is located in Morocco
AGA
AGA
Location of airport in Morocco
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers2,008,465[1]
Passenger change 18-19Increase +4.46%
Source: ONDA/airport website,[2] DAFIF,[3][4]

FacilitiesEdit

Runway and apronEdit

The runway in direction 09/27 measures 3,200 by 45 metres (10,499 ft × 148 ft). Aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 can land on the airport. The airport has an ILS Class II certification and offers the following radionavigational aids: VORDME – 2 X NDB.[5]

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.[5]

TerminalEdit

Total terminal area is 26,550 square metres (285,782 sq ft) and projected capacity is 3 million passengers per year.[5] 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. Agadir is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Maroc Fès, Rabat, Tangier
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife–North
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chair Airlines Zürich
Condor[7] Frankfurt, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Manchester, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Geneva[8]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zurich[9]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice,[10] Poznań,[10] Warsaw–Chopin,[10] Wrocław[10]
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Deauville, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Porto
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca
Ryanair Bergamo, Charleroi, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Eindhoven, Weeze (resumes 31 October 2020)
Saudia Seasonal: Medina
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon (begins 25 March 2021)[11]
Seasonal charter: Porto
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Montpellier,[12] Paris–Orly
TUI Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Brest, Deauville, Lille, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Rotterdam (begins 17 December 2020),[13] Paris–Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover

Traffic statisticsEdit

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

2016 2017 2018
Passengers[14] 1,334,173 1,544,244 1,922,344
Subject 2010[15] 2009[15] 2008[16] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements[17] 12,618 14,161[18] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[19] 1,627,485 1,456,217 1,455,194 1,502,094[20] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[21] 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[22] 714.1 1,723.4 1,328.1 1,708.7

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 21 August 1994, Royal Air Maroc Flight 630, crashed approximately ten minutes after take-off from Agadir Airport. All 44 passengers and crew on board were killed. The crash is believed to have been a deliberate act by the aircraft's pilot.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aéroports du Maroc : Trafic Aérien de l'année 2019".
  2. ^ Statistics sourced from ONDA website documents and/or airport websites
  3. ^ a b Airport information for GMAD Archived 6 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ Airport information for AGA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ a b c "Agadir Airport". ONDA website. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  6. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  7. ^ condor.com - Flugplan Sommer 2020 (German) retrieved 8 June 2020
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "easyJet further expands new routes in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "Edelweiss Air adds 3 African routes in 4Q20". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim. "TAP Air Portugal NS21 Short-Haul network additions as of 11SEP20". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Transavia France launches Montpellier base in April 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly Maroc adds Agadir – Rotterdam service from mid-Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Office National des aéroports -Je découvre ONDA - Communiqués de presse". www.onda.ma.
  15. ^ a b source details 2009/2010:Official ONDA report December 2010 Archived 30 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 11 December 2011
  16. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  18. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  19. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  20. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  21. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  22. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008

External linksEdit

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