Oujda Angads Airport (مطار وجدة أنجاد) (IATA: OUD, ICAO: GMFO) is an airport serving Oujda, a city in the Oriental region in Morocco. it is located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Oujda and about 600 kilometres (373 mi) northeast of Casablanca, near the Algerian border.
Oujda Angad Airport
مطار وجدة أنجاد
|Elevation AMSL||1,535 ft / 468 m|
During World War II, the airport was used as a military airfield by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force during the North African campaign. It was called RAF Oujda and Oujda Airfield Known units assigned were:
- HQ 5th Bombardment Wing, December 1942 – January 1943
- HQ 52d Troop Carrier Wing, 8 May – July 1943
- 68th Reconnaissance Group, November 1942 – 24 March 1943 (Various photo-reconnaissance aircraft)
- 313th Troop Carrier Group, 9 May – 16 June 1943 C-47 Skytrain
- 319th Bombardment Group, 3 March – 25 April 1943 B-26 Marauder
- 350th Fighter Group, 6 January – 14 February 1943 P-39/P-400 Airacobra
After the Americans moved out their active units in mid-1943, the airport was used as a stopover and landing field for Air Transport Command aircraft on the Casablanca-Algiers transport route. When WWII ended the control of the airfield was returned to civil authorities.
The airport resides at an elevation of 1,535 feet (468 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways designated 06/24 and 13/31 each with an asphalt/bitumen surface and each measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|ASL Airlines France||Seasonal: Bastia, Paris–Charles de Gaulle|
|Royal Air Maroc|| Casablanca, Paris–Orly |
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Brussels, Marseille
|Royal Air Maroc Express||Casablanca|
|Ryanair|| Beauvais, Charleroi, Marseille, Toulouse, Weeze |
|Transavia France||Lyon, Montpellier (begins 27 June 2020), Paris–Orly|
|TAP Air Portugal||Seasonal charter: Porto|
|TUI fly Belgium||Charleroi, Eindhoven, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly|
|Cargo (metric tons)||451.09||451.09||202.08||197.14||260.99||618.10|
- Airport information for GMFO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for OUD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
- Liu, Jim. "Transavia France launches Montpellier base in April 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- Liu, Jim. "TUIfly Belgium S19 Morocco network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- 2007 statistics Source: ONDA PDF-Document[permanent dead link]
- Statistics until 2006 from Statistics Movements Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document
- Statistics until 2006 from Overview passengers stats MA Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document
- Statistics until 2006 from freight stats Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document