Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport

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Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba
مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي
Monastir airport.jpg
IATA: MIRICAO: DTMB
Location of airport in Tunisia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator TAV Airports Holding
Serves Monastir, Tunisia
Hub for Nouvelair
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
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Website habibbourguibaairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,903 9,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 3,831,924

Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Monastir–Habib Bourguiba, AIMHB, Tunisian Arabic: مطار الحبيب بورقيبة الدولي‎) (IATA: MIRICAO: DTMB) is an airport serving Monastir in Tunisia.[3] The Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) awarded the management of the airport to TAV Airports Holding in March 2007.[4]

The main airlines operating currently at the airport are Nouvelair and Tunisair.

History

During World War II, the airport was known as Monastir Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 81st Fighter Group during the North African Campaign. The 81st flew P-39 Airacobras from the airfield between 26 May and 10 August 1943.

Overview

The airport activity is mainly due to the movement of tourists coming to visit Monastir, Sousse and the surrounding resorts (Monastir-Skanes and Port El Kantaoui in particular). Almost all charter flights are concentrated during the tourist season.

With a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year, the terminal covers 28,000 m². The airport is the first in the country in terms of traffic with 4,279,802 passengers in 2007. The airport is named after the former president Habib Bourguiba was born in Monastir.

Like all Tunisian airports, the airport is originally managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA). However, in January 2008, it came under the management of the Turkish consortium TAV Airports Holding for a period of 40 years, under the concession.

The airport is served by trains on the electrified, metre-gauge Sahel Metro line and between Sousse and Gare Habib Bourguiba Monastir.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Misrata, Tripoli[5]
Air Méditerranée Paris-Charles de Gaulle
easyJet Seasonal: London-Stansted[6]
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice, Wrocław
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
Nouvelair Lyon, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Bologna, Bydgoszcz, Helsinki, Katowice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Wrocław
Orenair Charter: Perm, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[7]
Seasonal: Prague[8]
Syphax Airlines Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tripoli
Seasonal charter: Ljubljana, Zagreb
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Prague
Travel Service Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava
Tunisair Brussels, Geneva, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly
Charter: Bordeaux, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly
XL Airways France Lille
Thomas Cook Airlines Charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester

References

  1. Airport information for DTMB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. Airport information for MIR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA)
  4. TAV: Monastir Airport will remain open and continue serving passengers
  5. "Afriqiyah Airways Adds Monastir Service from late-May 2014". Airline Route. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/easyJet-announces-new-route-Tunisia-Stansted/story-26045542-detail/story.html
  7. "SmartWings Contact". smartwings.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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