Marrakesh Menara Airport
مطار مراكش المنارة (Arabic)
ⴰⵣⴰⴳⵯⵣ ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ ⵎⵉⵏⴰⵕⴰ (Berber languages)
Aéroport de Marrakech Ménara (French)
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Royal Moroccan Air Force|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||1,545 ft / 471 m|
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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. 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: VOR – DME – NDB.
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Marrakesh Menara Airport:
|Air Arabia||Seasonal: Fès|
|Air France|| Paris–Charles de Gaulle |
Seasonal: Nice (begins 7 July 2023)
|Alexandria Airlines||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|Austrian Airlines||Seasonal: Vienna|
|Binter Canarias|| Gran Canaria |
Seasonal: Funchal, Tenerife–North
|British Airways||London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow|
|easyJet||Basel/Mulhouse, Bristol (begins 31 October 2023), Bordeaux, Geneva, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto (begins 29 October 2023), Toulouse |
|Edelweiss Air||Seasonal: Zuricha|
|El Al||Tel Aviv|
|European Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Sofia|
|Eurowings Discover||Frankfurt, Munich|
|Lufthansa||Munich (resumes 2 November 2023)|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle|| Copenhagen |
Seasonal: Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
|Qatar Airways||Doha (resumes 30 June 2023)|
|Royal Air Maroc||Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Casablanca, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Toulouse |
|Royal Air Maroc Express||Casablanca, Ouarzazate|
|Ryanair||Alicante, Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Châlons-Vatry, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dole, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Girona (begins 30 October 2023), Gran Canaria, Hahn, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Marseille, Naples, Nimes, Perpignan, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Seville, Toulouse, Tours, Treviso, Turin, Valencia, Weeze, Zaragoza |
Seasonal: Limoges, Palma de Mallorca
|Swiss International Air Lines||Geneva|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|Transavia||Amsterdam, Brest (begins 1 November 2023), Eindhoven, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris–Orly, Rennes (begins 29 October 2023) |
Seasonal: Boa Vista,b Dakar,c Marseille, Salb
|TUI Airways||Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester |
|TUI fly Belgium||Bologna, Brussels, Lille, Paris–Orly, Rotterdam|
|Volotea|| Nantes (begins 24 September 2023), Strasbourg |
Seasonal: Bilbao, Lille
Seasonal: Bilbao, Paris–Orly
|Wizz Air|| London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa, Warsaw–Chopin |
^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.
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.