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Mohammed V International Airport
Aéroport international Mohammed V
5 Summary Airport type Public Operator ONDA Serves Casablanca, Morocco Location Nouasseur Hub for Elevation AMSL 656 ft / 200 m Coordinates 33°2202N 007°3523W / 33.36722°N 7.58972°W Coordinates: 33°2202N 007°3523W / 33.36722°N 7.58972°W Website www .onda .ma Map
Location of airport in Morocco
Statistics (2009, 2010)
Aircraftmovements (2009) 69,119 Passengers (2015) 8,180,083  Freight (tons) (2009) 53,469 Economic & social impacts (2012) $731 million  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.     In August 2014, ONDA reported a year-on-year increase of 7.28% passenger traffic, to 918,238.  The airport serves as hub for  Royal Air Maroc,  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
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. 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.
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
Airlines Destinations Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Maroc Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Catania,  Cuneo, Dakhla,  IstanbulSabiha Gökçen, Lisbon,  Lyon, Montpellier, Nador, Naples, Pisa,  Prague,  Toulouse, Tunis,  Venice
Air Canada MontréalTrudeau
 Air Europa Madrid
Air France ParisCharles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta
 Alitalia RomeFiumicino
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins June 4, 2020)
 Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Corendon Airlines Istanbul
 EgyptAir Cairo
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Gulf Air Bahrain
Mauritania Airlines Nouakchott, Nouadhibou
Oman Air Muscat
 Pegasus Airlines IstanbulSabiha Gökçen
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Abidjan, Accra, Agadir, Algiers, Al-Hoceima, AmmanQueen Alia,  Amsterdam, Athens,  Bamako, Banjul, Barcelona, Beirut, BerlinTegel, Bilbao,  Bissau, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brazzaville, Boston,  Bouarfa,  Brussels, Cairo, Conakry, Copenhagen, Cotonou, DakarDiass, Dakhla, Doha, Douala, Fes, Frankfurt, Freetown, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Istanbul, IstanbulSabiha Gökçen,  Jeddah, Kinshasa, Laayoune, Lagos, Libreville, Lisbon, Lomé, LondonGatwick, LondonHeathrow, Luanda, Lyon, Madrid, Malabo, Málaga, Manchester,  Marrakesh, Marseille, Medina, Miami,  MilanMalpensa, Monrovia, Montpellier, MontréalTrudeau, MoscowDomodedovo,  Munich, Nantes, Naples,  New YorkJFK, Niamey, Nice, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Ouarzazate, Oujda, ParisCharles de Gaulle, ParisOrly, Pointe Noire, Porto,  Praia, Rio de JaneiroGaleão, Riyadh, RomeFiumicino, Sal, São PauloGuarulhos, StockholmArlanda, Strasbourg, Tangier, Tétouan, Toulouse, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Vienna,  WashingtonDulles,  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 France Lyon,  Nantes,  ParisOrly
TUI fly Belgium Charleroi, ParisOrly, Lille, Metz/Nancy, Bordeaux  ParisCharles de Gaulle  Seasonal: Alicante, ,  Liège, ,  Milan-Malpensa, Milan - Bergamo, Madrid, Montpellier, 
 Tunisair Tunis Seasonal: Monastir
Turkish Airlines Antalya,  Istanbul
 Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona
Airlines Destinations 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
Average growth 20042009
A train service (from 04:00 to 23:00) is available every hour from Casablanca Port station to the Casablanca airport.
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.   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.  
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