Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria Airport

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Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria Airport (French: Aéroport de Ghardaïa / Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria[1]) (IATA: GHA, ICAO: DAUG), also known as Noumerate Airport, is a public airport serving Ghardaïa, the capital of the Ghardaïa Province in Algeria. It is located 8.6 nautical miles (9.9 mi; 15.9 km) southeast of the city.[1] The airport is named for Moufdi Zakaria, the author of Kassaman, the Algerian national anthem.

Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria Airport

Aéroport de Ghardaïa / Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria
Airport typePublic
OperatorEGSA Alger
ServesGhardaïa, Algeria
Elevation AMSL461 m / 1,512 ft
Coordinates32°23′0″N 3°47′50″E / 32.38333°N 3.79722°E / 32.38333; 3.79722 (Noumerat Airport (Ghardaia))Coordinates: 32°23′0″N 3°47′50″E / 32.38333°N 3.79722°E / 32.38333; 3.79722 (Noumerat Airport (Ghardaia))
GHA is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
18/36 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passenger change 09–10Decrease2.9%
Aircraft movements2,436
Movements change 09–10Decrease4.17%
Sources: AIP,[1] EGSA Alger,[2] DAFIF[3],[4] ACI's 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.

Terminal projectEdit

The terminal, with an annual capacity of 500,000 passengers, is often considered as outdated and under-equipped.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine, Illizi, Oran, Tamanrasset
Saudia Charter: Jeddah
Tassili Airlines Algiers


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 47,217   36.70% 3,140   34.45% 51   78.30%
2006 40,699   13.80% 2,330   25.80% 106  107.84%
2007 36,226   10.99% 2,121   8.97% 34   67.92%
2008 44,762   23.56% 2,352   10.89% 129  279.41%
2009 44,493   0.60% 2,542   8.08% 57   55.81%
2010 45,794   2.92% 2,436   4.17% 601  954.39%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2005,[5] 2006,[6] 2007,[7] 2009[8] and 2010)


  • On 28 January 2004 at 21:00 the flight 7T-VIN of Tassili Airlines. The Sonatrach company chartered one of Tassili Airlines' Beechcraft 1900D planes to fly two employees from the oil fields near the Algerian Sahara town of Hassi R'Mel to Ghardaia. The Beech took off at 20:36 and arrived near Ghardaia twenty minutes later. The pilot carried out a visual approach to the field, but had to go around because another plane which had just arrived from Djanet, was still on the runway. While maneuvering for another approach, the plane contacted the ground and right wing was torn off. The five occupants survived the impact, but the co-pilot died a day later of his injuries. 2 fatalities.
  • On 6 February 2010 at 04:48, a Ghana International Airlines Boeing 757 flying from Accra, Ghana to London Gatwick, United Kingdom with 125 passengers and 8 crew made a precautionary landing at Moufdi Zakaria Airport following indications of possible irregularities with the hydraulics system. A relief aircraft was organised to convey passengers to London while the aircraft was inspected and returned to service by a technical team.[9]


  1. ^ a b c (in French) AIP and Chart for Aéroport de Ghardaïa / Noumérat – Moufdi Zakaria (DAUG) from Service d'Information Aéronautique – Algerie
  2. ^ (in French) Aéroport de Ghardaïa : Noumérat "Moufdi Zakaria" from Établissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d'Alger (EGSA Alger)
  3. ^ "Airport information for DAUG". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ "DAUG @". Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ Airport Council International's 2005 World Airport Traffic Report
  6. ^ Airport Council International's 2006 World Airport Traffic Report
  7. ^ Airport Council International Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2007 World Airport Traffic Report
  8. ^ Airport Council International Archived 11 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine's 2009 World Airport Traffic Report
  9. ^ "Incident: Astraeus B752 over Algeria on Feb 6th 2010, hydraulics failure". Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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