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|Mohammed V International Airport
Aéroport international Mohammed V
|Elevation AMSL||656 ft / 200 m|
|Statistics (2009, 2010)|
Mohammed V International Airport (French: Aéroport international Mohammed V; Arabic: , Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly, 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 Morocco's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc, Jetairfly, Air Arabia Maroc and RAM Express. It is named after King Mohammed V of Morocco.
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.
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.
|Afriqiyah Airways||Benghazi, Misurata, Tripoli|
|Air Algérie||Algiers, Oran|
|Air Arabia Maroc||Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Catania, Cuneo, Dakhla (begins 28 October 2018), IstanbulSabiha Gökçen, Lyon, Montpellier, Naples, Toulouse, Venice|
|Air France||ParisCharles de Gaulle|
|Binter Canarias||Gran Canaria|
|Corendon Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi|
|Gulf Air||Bahrain (resumes 11 June 2018)|
|Libyan Airlines||Benghazi, Misurata, Tripoli
|Mahan Air||Charter: TehranImam Khomeini|
Seasonal: Nouadhibou, Zouérat
|Oman Air||Muscat (begins 1 July 2018)|
|Royal Air Maroc||Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Agadir, Algiers, Amsterdam, Bamako, Banjul, Barcelona, Beirut, Beni Mellal, BerlinTegel, Bilbao, Bissau, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brazzaville, Brussels, Cairo, Conakry, Copenhagen, Cotonou, DakarDiass, Dakhla, Doha, Douala, Fes, Frankfurt, Freetown, Geneva, Gran Canaria, IstanbulAtatürk, Jeddah, Kinshasa, Laayoune, Lagos, Libreville, Lisbon, Lomé, LondonGatwick, LondonHeathrow, Luanda, Lyon, Madrid, Malabo, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Medina, MilanMalpensa, Monrovia, Montpellier, MontréalTrudeau, MoscowDomodedovo, Munich, N'Djamena, NairobiJomo Kenyatta, 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, Toulouse, Tripoli, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Venice, WashingtonDulles, Yaoundé, Zürich
Seasonal: Al-Hoceima, Kano, Tétouan
|Royal Air Maroc Express||Agadir, Al-Hoceima, Dakhla, Essaouira, Fes, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Marrakech, Nador, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier, TenerifeNorth, Tétouan
Seasonal: Guelmim, Tan-Tan, Ouarzazate, Zagora
|Saudia||Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|Transavia France||Nantes (begins 9 June 2018), ParisOrly|
|TUI fly Belgium||Charleroi
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Liège, Metz/Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, ParisOrly
|Air France Cargo||Nairobi, ParisCharles de Gaulle|
|DHL Airways||Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, ParisCharles de Gaulle|
|Etihad Cargo||Abu Dhabi|
|Med Airlines Maroc||Bamako, DakarSenghor, Lisbon, ParisOrly, Tangier|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Doha|
|Royal Air Maroc Cargo||Addis Ababa, Algiers, Barcelona, BeijingCapital, Brussels, Cairo, DubaiInternational, El Aaiún, Hong Kong, Libreville, Lisbon, LondonHeathrow, MilanMalpensa, ParisOrly, New YorkJFK, Recife, RomeFiumicino, Tangier, WashingtonDulles, Zaragoza|
|UPS Airlines||LondonGatwick, Louisville, Madrid, Newark, RomeFiumicino|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo||IstanbulAtatürk, Madrid|
A train service (from 04:00 to 23:00) is available every hour from Casablanca Port station to the Casablanca airport.
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