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Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport

Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Arabic: مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي‎) (IATA: MIR, ICAO: DTMB) is an airport serving Monastir in Tunisia.[3] The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) awarded the management of the airport to TAV Airports Holding in March 2007.[4] The airport is named after the former president Habib Bourguiba, who was born in Monastir.

Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport

Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba

مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي
Monastir airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTAV Airports Holding
ServesMonastir, Tunisia
Hub forNouvelair
Elevation AMSL9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates35°45′29″N 010°45′17″E / 35.75806°N 10.75472°E / 35.75806; 10.75472
Websitehabibbourguibaairport.com
Map
MIR is located in Tunisia
MIR
MIR
Location of airport in Tunisia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,903 9,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers3,831,924

Contents

HistoryEdit

During World War II, the airport was known as Monastir Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 81st Fighter Group during the North African Campaign. The 81st flew P-39 Airacobras from the airfield between 26 May and 10 August 1943.

OverviewEdit

The airport activity mainly serves tourists coming to visit Monastir, Sousse and the surrounding resorts (Monastir-Skanes and Port El Kantaoui in particular). Almost all charter flights are concentrated within the tourist season. The main airlines operating currently at the airport are Nouvelair and Tunisair. With a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year, the terminal covers 28,000 m². The airport led the country in terms of traffic with 4,279,802 passengers in 2007.

Like all Tunisian airports, the airport was originally managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA). However, in January 2008, it came under the management of the Turkish consortium TAV Airports Holding for a period of 40 years, under the concession.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Kaliningrad,[5] Moscow–Vnukovo,[5] Nizhny Novgorod,[5] Rostov-on-Don,[5] Saint Petersburg[5]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal charter: Brussels[6]
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław[7]
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg,[8] Hannover[9]
Libyan Airlines Tripoli–Mitiga[10]
Neos Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa (begins 5 August 2019)[11]
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Arkhangelsk,[12] Chelyabinsk,[12] Kaliningrad,[12] Kazan,[12] Krasnodar,[12] Krasnoyarsk,[12] Mineralnye Vody,[12] Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[12] Nizhnekamsk,[12] Nizhny Novgorod,[12] Perm,[12] Rostov-on-Don,[12] Saint Petersburg,[12] Samara,[12] Surgut,[12] Syktyvkar,[12] Ufa,[12] Volgograd,[12] Voronezh,[12] Yekaterinburg[12]
Nouvelair Lyon, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse,[13] Berlin–Tegel, Billund, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Djerba, Düsseldorf,[14] Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Lille, Marseille, Milan–Malpensa, Munich,[14] Nantes, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart,[15] Tunis, Vienna
Seasonal charter: Bucharest,[16] Cluj–Napoca,[16] Dresden,[17] Helsinki,[17] Jeddah,[17] Norwich,[17] Nuremberg,[17] Medina,[17] Porto,[17] Suceava,[16][18] Tehran–Imam Khomeini,[17]
SkyUp Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil,[19] Lviv[19]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Brno,[20] Ostrava[20]
Smartwings Hungary Seasonal charter: Budapest[21]
Smartwings Slovakia Seasonal charter: Košice[22]
Transavia France Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Orly
Tunisair Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Geneva, Milan-Malpensa,[23] Verona[24]
Seasonal charter: Belgrade,[25] Brno,[20] Dublin,[26] Košice,[22] Moscow–Vnukovo,[27] Naples (begins 15 July 2019),[26] Ostrava,[20] Paris–Charles De Gaulle, Porto,[28] Sarajevo[26]

AccessEdit

The airport is served by trains on the electrified, metre-gauge Sahel Metro line and between Sousse and Gare Habib Bourguiba Monastir.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ Airport information for DTMB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for MIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport Archived 13 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA) Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ TAV: Monastir Airport will remain open and continue serving passengers
  5. ^ a b c d e "Flights". anextour.com. 24 April 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279596/brussels-airlines-plans-monastir-service-in-w18/
  7. ^ "Charter flights - Rainbow". charterflights.r.pl.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings adds new Tunisia service from Hamburg in 2Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284182/eurowings-schedules-hannover-monastir-mid-may-2019-launch/
  10. ^ "LN332 schedule. (Libyan Airlines flight: Tripoli -> Monastir)". info.flightmapper.net.
  11. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru.
  13. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nouvelair Tunisie adds new routing to Basel in S19".
  14. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nouvelair Tunisie adds German routes from Monastir in W17".
  15. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nouvelair Tunisie expands Monastir - Germany routes from Dec 2017".
  16. ^ a b c "Shuttle". amaratour.ro.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h https://www.nouvelair.com/en/network.html
  18. ^ "Curse Charter de pe Aeroportul Suceava spre Tunisia". informatiata.ro.
  19. ^ a b "freight monitor". online.joinup.ua. 9 July 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d a.s., Letiště Brno. "Brno Airport, Brno - Turany internation airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz.
  21. ^ http://www.habibbourguibaairport.com/monastirFlightInfo.aspx
  22. ^ a b http://www.airportkosice.sk/sk/pre-cestujucich/letovy-poriadok
  23. ^ "Seasonal flights". www.milanomalpensa-airport.com.
  24. ^ "Flights schedule". aeroportoverona.it. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Timetable :: Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport". www.beg.aero.
  26. ^ a b c "Tunisair S19 new scheduled charter routes". Routesonline. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  27. ^ "Tunisair adds Monastir – Moscow Vnukovo charters from June 2018". routesonline. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Tunisair adds Monastir – Porto charter in S18". routesonline. 4 January 2018.

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