Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport

Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport (IATA: DZA, ICAO: FMCZ) is an airport located in Dzaoudzi, Mayotte, France on the southern tip of the island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), located east of Grande-Terre, the main island of Mayotte. It is the only airport in Mayotte with scheduled services, mainly to destinations within Africa and to metropolitan France. The airport services aircraft up to the Boeing 777 in size.

Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi
International Airport

Aéroport de Dzaoudzi-Pamandzi
Aéroport de Pamandzi.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSNC-Lavalin Aéroport
ServesDzaoudzi, Pamandzi
LocationDzaoudzi, Mayotte
Hub forEwa Air
Elevation AMSL23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates12°48′17″S 045°16′52″E / 12.80472°S 45.28111°E / -12.80472; 45.28111
Websiteaeroport-mayotte.com
Map
DZA is located in Mayotte
DZA
DZA
Location of airport in France Mayotte
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,330 1,929 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers386,097
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 0.2%
Source: AIP France,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]

A new runway (15/33) to the west of the current runway is being planned and will be 2,600 metres in length to accommodate larger aircraft, such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 in size.[3] Once built the older runway will become a taxiway. There are also plans for a new terminal to be built (and likely replace the current departure and arrival buildings).[4] This project will be completed by 2015.[needs update]

The headquarters of Ewa Air are on the airport property.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AB AviationAnjouan, Moheli, Moroni
Air AustralParis–Charles de Gaulle, Saint-Denis de la Réunion
Air MadagascarAntananarivo, Antsiranana, Majunga
Corsair InternationalParis–Orly, Saint-Denis de la Réunion (both resume 12 December 2020)[6]
Ewa AirAnjouan, Antsiranana, Dar es Salaam, Majunga, Moroni, Nosy Be, Pemba (MZ)
Kenya AirwaysNairobi–Jomo Kenyatta

FacilitiesEdit

The airport is open from 5 am to 5:30 pm local time.[7]

The airport consists of a cluster of several small buildings:[8]

  • two-story departure terminal building
  • arrivals terminal
  • control tower
  • freight hangar

The airport has its own fleet of modern airport fire tenders (Carmichael Cobra 2 6x6 ARFF).[9]

There are no large hangars or cargo-handling facilities at the airport.[8]

The south tarmac area is reserved for the French military.[8]

TransportationEdit

Travel to and from the airport can be made by car. There is limited parking at the airport, so the preferred travel is by taxi into town (4 km from Dzaoudzi).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ French Aeronautical Information Publication for FMCZ (PDF) – DZAOUDZI PAMANDZI
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.mayotte.pref.gouv.fr/depot/contournement_MDZ/aeroport/Emprise.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/RA_DSAC_2009_FR_UK.pdf, p65
  5. ^ "Contact." Ewa Air. Retrieved on 19 December 2014. "Address Ewa-Air – Aéroport BP 452 97615 Pamandzi – Mayotte "
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Corsair resumes Dzaoudzi service from Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ a b c https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/aip/enligne/PDF_AIPparSSection/AIP%20RUN/AD/2/1104_AD-2.FMCZ.pdf[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.travel-images.com/pht/mayotte93.jpg

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