Marrakesh Menara Airport

مطار مراكش المنارة (Arabic)

ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ ⵎⵉⵏⴰⵕⴰ (Berber languages)

Aéroport de Marrakech Ménara (French)
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerRoyal Moroccan Air Force
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,545 ft / 471 m
Coordinates31°36′25″N 008°02′11″W / 31.60694°N 8.03639°W / 31.60694; -8.03639
RAK is located in Morocco
Location of airport in Morocco
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Aircraft movements (2022)~36,750
Passengers (2022)4,903,681
Passenger change 19-22Decrease 23.37%
Source: ONDA[1]

Marrakesh Menara Airport (Berber languages: ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ ⵎⵉⵏⴰⵕⴰ, French: Aéroport Marrakech Ménara, Arabic: مطار مراكش المنارة, IATA: RAK, ICAO: GMMX) is an international airport serving Marrakesh,[2] the capital city of the Marrakesh-Safi region in Morocco. It is an international facility that receives several European flights as well as flights from Casablanca and some of the Arab world nations. The airport served over 6.3 million passengers in 2019.[3]


During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command as a hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It functioned as a stopover en route to Casablanca Airfield or to Agadir Airport on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel.[citation needed]


Check-in hall
Apron view


Menara Airport has two passenger terminals housed in one large building. A third terminal has been built. The existing T1/T2 offer a space of 42,000 m2 and have a designed capacity of 9 million passengers/year. The separate freight-terminal has 340m2 covered space[4] The air terminals (1 and 2) are 22,000 m2 (236,806 sq ft) and designed to handle 2,500,000 passengers per year. Menara is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[5]

Runway and apron

Aircraft parking space of 125,000 square metres (1,345,489 sq ft) supports up to fourteen Boeing 737s and four Boeing 747s. The cargo terminal is 340 m2 (3,660 sq ft) of covered space.[3] The paved runway is laid out in the direction 10/28 is 3,100 by 45 metres (10,171 ft × 148 ft). It can receive all modern jetliners up to the Boeing 747 in size. The airport is equipped with an ILS Cat II landing system and offers the following radio navigation aids: VORDMENDB.[3]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Marrakesh Menara Airport:

Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Arabia Seasonal: Fès[6]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[7]
Air Europa Madrid[8]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle[9]
Seasonal: Nice (begins 7 July 2023)[10]
Alexandria Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[11]
Arkia Tel Aviv[12]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna[13]
Binter Canarias Gran Canaria
Seasonal: Funchal,[14] Tenerife–North[15]
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow[16]
easyJetBasel/Mulhouse, Bristol (begins 31 October 2023),[17] Bordeaux, Geneva, Lisbon,[18] London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto (begins 29 October 2023),[19] Toulouse
Seasonal: Amsterdam
Edelweiss AirSeasonal: Zuricha
El AlTel Aviv[20]
European Air Charter Seasonal charter: Sofia[21]
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Eurowings DiscoverFrankfurt, Munich[22]
Lufthansa Munich (resumes 2 November 2023)[23]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg[24]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen
Seasonal: Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda[25]
Qatar AirwaysDoha (resumes 30 June 2023)[26]
Royal Air MarocBarcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels,[27] Casablanca, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[28] Paris–Orly, Toulouse
Seasonal: Medina
Royal Air Maroc ExpressCasablanca, Ouarzazate
RyanairAlicante, Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Châlons-Vatry, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dole, Dublin,[29] Edinburgh,[30] Eindhoven, Girona (begins 30 October 2023),[31] Gran Canaria,[32] Hahn, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester,[33] Marseille, Naples, Nimes, Perpignan,[34] Pisa, Porto,[35] Rome–Ciampino, Santander,[34] Seville, Toulouse,[36] Tours, Treviso, Turin, Valencia, Weeze, Zaragoza
Seasonal: Limoges, Palma de Mallorca[37]
SaudiaSeasonal: Jeddah[38]
Swiss International Air LinesGeneva
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
TransaviaAmsterdam, Brest (begins 1 November 2023),[39] Eindhoven, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris–Orly, Rennes (begins 29 October 2023)[39]
Seasonal: Boa Vista,b Dakar,c Marseille,[40] Salb
TUI Airways[41]Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol
TUI fly Belgium[42]Bologna, Brussels, Lille, Paris–Orly, Rotterdam[43]
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Volotea Nantes (begins 24 September 2023),[44] Strasbourg[45]
Seasonal: Bilbao,[46] Lille[47]
Seasonal: Bilbao,[48] Paris–Orly[48]
Wizz Air London–Gatwick,[49] Milan–Malpensa, Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino[50]

^a On selected days, this flight operates from Marrakesh to Zurich via Agadir. However, this carrier does not have rights to transport passengers solely between Marrakesh and Agadir.
^b Flights from Boa Vista and Sal to Marrakech operate as round trips that start and end at Paris Orly Airport.
^c Flights from Dakar to Marrakech operate as round trips that start and end at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport.


Graphs are temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.
Annual passenger traffic at RAK airport. See Wikidata query.
Item 2018 2017 2016 2014[51] 2007[52] 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements[53] 29,246 24,613 20,689 16,112 13,843 13,078
Passengers[54][55] 5,300,000 4,359,865 3,894,227 4,034,410 3,050,916 2,648,742 2,195,899 1,667,267 1,368,281 1,349,363
Freight (tons)[56] 1555.07 1307.99 2000.40 2286.86 2092.99 2197.70

Ground transport

The Spanish bus company Alsa operates regular Route 19 buses every day between Marrakesh Menara airport and both the medina (the stop is in a row of bus stops opposite the Koutoubia Mosque) and the new town.[citation needed]


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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