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Mohammed V International Airport

Aéroport international Mohammed V


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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorONDA
ServesCasablanca, Morocco
LocationNouasseur
Hub for
Elevation AMSL656 ft / 200 m
Coordinates33°2202N 007°3523W / 33.36722°N 7.58972°W / 33.36722; -7.58972Coordinates: 33°2202N 007°3523W / 33.36722°N 7.58972°W / 33.36722; -7.58972
Websitewww.onda.ma
Map
CMN
Location of airport in Morocco
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17L/35R 3,720 12,205 Asphalt
17R/35L 3,720 12,205 Asphalt
Statistics (2009, 2010)
Aircraftmovements (2009)69,119
Passengers (2015)8,180,083[1]
Freight (tons) (2009)53,469
Economic & social impacts (2012)$731 million[2]
Source: DAFIF[3][4]

Mohammed V International Airport (French: Aéroport international Mohammed V; Arabic: ‎, Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly; Berber: 5; IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) is an international airport serving Casablanca, Morocco. Located in Nouaceur Province, it is operated by ONDA (National Airports Office). With just under 8 million passengers passing through the airport in 2014, it was the busiest airport in Morocco and the fourth busiest in Africa.[5][6][7][8][9] In August 2014, ONDA reported a year-on-year increase of 7.28% passenger traffic, to 918,238.[10] The airport serves as hub for Royal Air Maroc,[11] Jetairfly, Air Arabia Maroc and RAM Express. It is named after King Mohammed V of Morocco.

Mohammed V is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[12]

History

1940s

The Casablanca Mohammed V Airport was originally built by the United States in early 1943 during World War II as an auxiliary airfield for Casablanca's Anfa Airport and was named Berrechid Airfield.[citation needed] The airfield handled diverse military traffic as a stopover en route to Port Lyautey Airfield, and to Marrakech Airport on the North African Cairo-Dakar route. In addition, it was the terminus of Mid-Atlantic route transatlantic flights via the Azores to Nova Scotia and airfields on the East Coast of the United States.

In addition to its transportation role, the airfield supported the North African Campaign with the Twelfth Air Force 68th Reconnaissance Group operating photo-reconnaissance versions of the P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang. Part of the 68th first arrived at Angads Airport in Oujda in November 1942 and moved to Berrechid in March 1943 upon its completion. It flew both antisubmarine missions over the Atlantic and photo-reconnaissance combat missions over German-held territory until early September when it moved east to Massicault Airfield in Tunisia. With the end of the war in 1945, the airfield was handed over to the civil government.

1950s

During the Cold War in the early and middle 1950s, the airfield was reopened as Nouasseur Air Base and was used as a United States Air Force Strategic Air Command staging area for B-47 Stratojet bombers pointed at the Soviet Union. These operations later moved to Ben Guerir Air Base.

With the destabilisation of French government in Morocco, and Moroccan independence in 1956, the government of Mohammed V wanted the US Air Force to pull its bases out of Morocco, insisting on such action after American intervention in Lebanon in 1958. The United States agreed to leave in December 1959, and was fully out of Morocco by 1963. The U.S. felt that, with the long range of the B-52 and completion of Spanish bases in 1959, the Moroccan bases were no longer important.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger
AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Catania,[13] Cuneo, Dakhla,[14] IstanbulSabiha Gökçen, Lisbon,[15] Lyon, Montpellier, Nador, Naples, Pisa,[16] Prague,[17] Toulouse, Tunis,[15] Venice
Air Canada MontréalTrudeau[18]
Air Europa Madrid
Air France ParisCharles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta[19]
Alitalia RomeFiumicino
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins June 4, 2020)[20]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Corendon Airlines Istanbul[21]
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates DubaiInternational
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Gulf Air Bahrain
Iberia Madrid
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Mauritania Airlines Nouakchott, Nouadhibou
Oman Air Muscat[22]
Pegasus Airlines IstanbulSabiha Gökçen
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Abidjan, Accra, Agadir, Algiers, Al-Hoceima, AmmanQueen Alia,[23] Amsterdam, Athens,[24] Bamako, Banjul, Barcelona, Beirut, BerlinTegel, Bilbao,[25] Bissau, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brazzaville, Boston,[26] Bouarfa,[27] Brussels, Cairo, Conakry, Copenhagen, Cotonou, DakarDiass, Dakhla, Doha, Douala, Fes, Frankfurt, Freetown, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Istanbul, IstanbulSabiha Gökçen,[28] Jeddah, Kinshasa, Laayoune, Lagos, Libreville, Lisbon, Lomé, LondonGatwick, LondonHeathrow, Luanda, Lyon, Madrid, Malabo, Málaga, Manchester,[25] Marrakesh, Marseille, Medina, Miami,[29] MilanMalpensa, Monrovia, Montpellier, MontréalTrudeau, MoscowDomodedovo,[30] Munich, Nantes, Naples,[25] New YorkJFK, Niamey, Nice, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Ouarzazate, Oujda, ParisCharles de Gaulle, ParisOrly, Pointe Noire, Porto,[25] Praia, Rio de JaneiroGaleão, Riyadh, RomeFiumicino, Sal, São PauloGuarulhos, StockholmArlanda, Strasbourg, Tangier, Tétouan, Toulouse, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna,[23] WashingtonDulles,[31] Yaoundé, Zürich
Seasonal: Beni Mellal,
Royal Air Maroc Express Agadir, Al-Hoceima, Essaouira, Fes, Guelmim, Marrakesh, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Tangier, Tan-Tan, Tétouan
Saudia Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Lyon,[32] Nantes,[33] ParisOrly
TUI fly Belgium Charleroi, ParisOrly, Lille, Metz/Nancy, Bordeaux [34] ParisCharles de Gaulle[34]
Seasonal: Alicante,[34] , Liège,[34] , Milan-Malpensa, Milan - Bergamo, Madrid, Montpellier,[34] [35]
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal: Monastir
Turkish Airlines Antalya,[36] Istanbul[37]
VuelingSeasonal: Barcelona
Cargo
AirlinesDestinations
Air France Cargo Nairobi, ParisCharles de Gaulle
DHL Airways Brussels, DakarSenghor, Leipzig, ParisCharles de Gaulle
Med Airlines Bamako, DakarSenghor, Lisbon, ParisOrly, Tangier
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha
Royal Air Maroc Cargo Addis Ababa, Algiers, Barcelona, BeijingCapital, Brussels, Cairo, DubaiInternational, Frankfurt, El Aaiún, Hong Kong, Libreville, Lisbon, LondonGatwick, MilanMalpensa, ParisOrly, New YorkJFK, Recife, RomeFiumicino, Tangier, WashingtonDulles, Zaragoza
UPS Airlines LondonGatwick, Louisville, Madrid, Newark, RomeFiumicino
Turkish Airlines Cargo IstanbulAtatürk, Madrid

Traffic

Traffic[38] 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Average growth
20042009
Aircraft movements[38] n/a 69,119 +1.11% 68,362 2.5% 70,080 +7.6% 65,111 +9.2% 59,621 +13.9% 52,336 +5.86%
Passengers[38] 7,245,508[9] +13,28 6,395,862 +2.95% 6,209,711 +6.0% 5,858,192 +15.5% 5,071,411 +12.1% 4,456,639 +17.1% 3,803,479 +10.73%
Freight (tons)[38] n/a 53,469 -6.06% 56,919 6.5% 60,682 +9.3% 55,673 +10.7% 50,285 +6.5% 47,152 +2.79%

Ground transportation

Rail

A train service (from 04:00 to 23:00) is available every hour from Casablanca Port station to the Casablanca airport.[39]

Car

Incidents and accidents

  • On 24 August 1994, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashed near Tizounine while en route from Agadir to Casablanca Mohammed V airport. The plane crashed with a steep dive in the Atlas mountains. All 40 passengers and 4 crew died in this accident. Allegedly, the captain disconnected the autopilot and let the plane crash deliberately, but the Moroccan Pilots Union challenged these findings.[41][42]
  • On 1 April 1970, a Royal Air Maroc Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle crashed on approach to Casablanca Mohammed V airport when it lost control at a height of about 500 feet. The fuselage broke in two. Sixty-one of the 82 passengers and crew were killed.[42][43]

See also

References

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