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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,[2] 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 (2018)
Passengers1,922,344
Source: ONDA/airport website,[1] DAFIF,[2][3]

Contents

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.[4]

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.[4]

TerminalEdit

Total terminal area is 26,550 square metres (285,782 sq ft) and projected capacity is 3 million passengers per year.[4] 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.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
Air Arabia Maroc Basel/Mulhouse,[6] Birmingham,[7] Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fès, Manchester, Munich, Rabat,[8] Stockholm–Arlanda, Tangier, Toulouse[9]
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Milan–Malpensa
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Tenerife-North
BH Air Seasonal charter: Sofia[10]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Condor Frankfurt, Munich
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle
easyJet Berlin-Tegel, London–Gatwick
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Manchester[11]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice,[12] Poznań (begins 14 June 2019),[12] Warsaw–Chopin,[12] Wrocław[12]
Eurowings Düsseldorf[13]
Germania Flug Zürich[14]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Billund, Copenhagen
Lauda Vienna (begins 29 October 2019)[15]
Lufthansa Frankfurt,[16] Munich[16]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki,[17] Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Dakhla, Laayoune, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Deauville, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Porto
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca
Ryanair Charleroi, Frankfurt, London–Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Weeze
Seasonal: Eindhoven
Saudia Hadj: Medina
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Riga
SmartLynx Airlines Estonia Seasonal charter: Tallinn
TAP Air Portugal Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Porto[18]
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham[19]
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Brest, Deauville, Lille, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse[20]
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Düsseldorf (begins 6 May 2019),[21] Frankfurt (begins 7 November 2019),[22] Hannover

Traffic statisticsEdit

ONDA reported the following statistics regarding Al Massira Airport.

2016 2017 2018
Passengers[23] 1,334,173 1,544,244 1,922,344
Subject 2010[24] 2009[24] 2008[25] 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Commercial movements[26] 12,618 14,161[27] 15,221 14,418 13,441 12,670 12,805
Passengers[28] 1,627,485 1,456,217 1,455,194 1,502,094[29] 1,433,353 1,315,752 1,160,127 975,181 934,433
Freight (tons)[30] 1,165.8 1,145.4 589.6[31] 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. ^ Statistics sourced from ONDA website documents and/or airport websites
  2. ^ a b Airport information for GMAD from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for AGA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ a b c "Agadir Airport". ONDA website. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  5. ^ ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  6. ^ https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/08/251793/air-arabia-new-route-agadir-basel/
  7. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc adds Agadir – Birmingham route from Oct 2018". Routesonline. 13 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc schedules additional domestic routes in W18". Routesonline. 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272211/air-arabia-maroc-launches-agadir-base-from-oct-2017/
  10. ^ "Search direct flights – Sofia Airport". sofia-airport.bg. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  11. ^ "easyJet adds new routes in W17". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings new W17 routes as of 04MAY17". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "Laudamotion expands Vienna network in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Lufthansa Short/Mid-Haul W18 network additions". routesonline. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Lennot kohteeseen Agadir" (in Finnish). norwegian.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  18. ^ "TAP Portugal adds new summer Morocco charters from June 2017". 2 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  20. ^ https://www.tuifly.be/en/destinations/morocco/agadir
  21. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly S19 network additions as of 25MAR19". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly resumes Frankfurt – Agadir service from Nov 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  23. ^ ONDA – Press release
  24. ^ a b source details 2009/2010:Official ONDA report December 2010 Archived 30 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 11 December 2011
  25. ^ source details 2008:Official ONDA report 2007-2008[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview traffic movements Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  27. ^ 207 figures from ONDA site[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  28. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview passengers Morocco Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  29. ^ 2007 figures from: ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008
  30. ^ Details up to 2006 from Overview freight Morocco Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document on ONDA site
  31. ^ 2006 + 2007 figures from ONDA website[permanent dead link], visited 28 July 2008

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