Marrakech-Menara Airport

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Menara International Airport
Marrakech-Menara Airport (Morocco)
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31 ° 36 '25 "  N , 8 ° 2' 11"  W Coordinates: 31 ° 36 '25 "  N , 8 ° 2' 11"  W.

Height above MSL 471 m (1545  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 7.0 km southwest of Marrakech
Street 4.5 km
Basic data
opening 1942 (US airbase)
operator ONDA, Royal Air Force
surface 147 hectares
Terminals 1
Passengers 3,121,516 (2008)
Air freight 1308 tons (2007)
24,626 (2007, + 24%)
( PAX per year)
2.5 million
Start-and runway
10/28 3100 m × 45 m asphalt

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The Marrakech-Menara Airport ( English Menara International Airport , French Aeroport Marrakech-Menara ) is the international airport of the Moroccan city of Marrakech and at the same time the second largest in area in Morocco. It consists of two airport buildings with an area of ​​22 hectares. There are 53 companies and 18 aircraft parking spaces on site. All common types of aircraft, including the Boeing 747, have landing permits .

Airlines and Destinations

Royal Air Maroc flies from Marrakech to various airports in Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Great Britain. In addition, a number of other airlines operate, including the low-cost airlines Ryanair , Transavia and EasyJet , which have a large proportion of passengers in the summer season. Among the charter airlines, Germanwings , Edelweiss Air and Thomas Cook Airlines fly to the airport.

Public transport connections

Marrakech-Menara Airport (2010)
Marrakech-Menara Airport (2017)

Marrakech-Menara Airport is about four and a half kilometers southwest of the city center. It can be easily reached by public transport. There is a regular bus connection with line 19, which goes directly to downtown Marrakech every 30 minutes. The buses run from the airport terminal between 6.30 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. and from the city center between 6.15 a.m. and 0.15 a.m. You control all important points in the city center, e.g. B. the central market square Djemaa el Fna . The bus trip costs 30 DH (1 DH = approx. 0.09 EUR). "Aller-retour" tickets are also available, which cost 50 DH and allow a return journey within two weeks (all information: as of 2013). It is also possible to take a taxi. The taxi parking lot is located directly in front of the arrival terminal. The taxis have fixed prices.

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