Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport

Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport
Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة

Terminal at Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta
Airport type Public
Operator ONDA
Location Tangier, Morocco
Focus city for Air Arabia Maroc
TUI Airlines Belgium
Royal Air Maroc
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 35°43′37″N 005°55′01″W / 35.72694°N 5.91694°W / 35.72694; -5.91694

Location of airport in Morocco

Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
7/25 (CLOSED) 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft movements 5,485 (year 2,008)
Passengers 849,882
Freight (tons) 587.78
Sources: ONDA,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport[4][5][6][7][8] (French: Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta, Arabic: مطار طنجة ابن بطوطة) (IATA: TNG, ICAO: GMTT) is an international airport serving Tangier[2] (Tanger in French), the capital city of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region in Morocco. The airport is named for Ibn Battouta (1304–1368), a Moroccan traveler who was born in Tangier. The airport was formerly known as Tanger-Boukhalef Airport.[9]

A new airport terminal building was opened in 2008 to provide for many more flights and increased passenger capability, as Tangier has grown rapidly and modernised. The airport is certified by ISO 9001/2000 quality standards.

The airport handled over 856,818 passengers in the year 2015.[10]


Map of the airport.

Aircraft parking space of 40,640 square metres (437,445 sq ft) supports up to four Boeing 737s and one Boeing 747. For small craft two dedicated sections are assigned. The air terminal is 6,200 m2 (66,736 sq ft) and designed to handle 1,250,000 passengers per year. The cargo terminal is 529 m2 (5,694 sq ft) of covered space.[1]

The airport has two runways but only the longer runway is in active use and 07/25 is closed.[11] The 3500 meter long runway 10/28 is open and is capable of handling all sizes of aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 and Airbus A380-800.[1]

The airport has an ILS status (Loc – Glide – DME) and offers the following radionavigational aids: VORDMENDB.[1] PAPI lighting available for runway 10/28 for approaches from either direction.[11]

Tangier-Ibn Battouta is one of the six airports in Morocco where ONDA offers its special VIP service Salon Convives de Marque.[12]

Airlines and destinations


Air Arabia Maroc Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Málaga (begins 4 December 2016),[13] Montpellier, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 4 December 2016)[14]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Fes
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Málaga (begins 21 July 2017)[15]
Royal Air Maroc Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Barcelona, London–Heathrow, Nador, Fes
Seasonal charter: Jeddah, Medina
Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca, Gibraltar
Seasonal: Madrid
Ryanair Beauvais, Charleroi, Hahn, Madrid, Marseille
SaudiaSeasonal charter: Jeddah, Medina
TAP Portugal
operated by TAP Express
Transavia Charter: Amsterdam, Paris–Orly
TUIfly Belgium Charleroi, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Rotterdam
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle


ASL Airlines IrelandLisbon-Portela, Paris-Orly
DHL Aviation Alicante
Med AirlinesCasablanca, Lisbon-Portela, Paris-Orly, Porto, Zaragoza

Destinations map


Traffic 2015 2014 2011[16] 2008[17] 2007[18] 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Aircraft movements[19] ? ? ? 5485 5991 6179 7092 7496 7422 7361
Passengers[20] 856,818 853,251 849,882 484,391 365,750 292,599 262,698 256,149 259,466 268,829
Freight (tons)[21] ? ? 587.78 524.79 628.73 621.57 359.78 533.14 495.78 417.20


Tangier-Ibn Battouta is served by a dedicated taxi stand. Grand Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the curb in front of the terminal. The price of these taxis is fixed by the Moroccan Government. There are no bus routes that serve the airport directly. Small local taxis may drop off passengers but are forbidden from picking up at the terminal.

Incidents and accidents


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tanger". Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Airport information for GMTT". DAFIF. World Aero Data. Effective October 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Airport information for GMTT". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  4. "S.M. le Roi inaugure le nouveau Terminal de l'aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta" (in French). Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). 1 July 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  5. "Aéroport Tanger Ibn Battouta : Inauguration du nouveau Terminal" (in French). Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA). Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  6. "Aéroport Tanger Ibn Batouta : NOUVELLE AEROGARE opérationnelle en octobre 2007" (in French). Le Journal de Tanger. Retrieved 13 March 2010. (English translation via Google)
  7. "2008 photo of terminal showing name as Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta". Panoramio. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  8. "Undated photo of terminal showing name as Aeroport Tanger Ibn Battouta". Panoramio. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  9. "Tangier-Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG / GMTT)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  10. "ارتفاع حركة النقل الجوي بمطار ابن بطوطة بطنجة". 2016-04-26 via صحيفة هسبريس.
  11. 1 2 Runway information on TAG web about TANGER
  12. ONDA website on the VIP service, visited 17 March 2012
  13. http://www.air-journal.fr/2016-08-05-air-arabia-maroc-reliera-tanger-a-malaga-5167223.html
  14. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268637/air-arabia-maroc-adds-new-routes-from-dec-2016/
  15. "IBERIA Regional adds new seasonal Tangier link in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  16. 2011 details from Onda Report 2011
  17. source details 2008:ONDA REPORT 2007-2008
  18. 2007 details from Comparison 06/07 report from ONDA
  19. Details 2002–2006 from ONDA movement report, PDF document
  20. Details 2002–2006 from ONDA passenger report, PDF document
  21. Details 2002–2006 from ONDA freight report, PDF document
  22. Accident details from Aviation Safety database on Tanger Airport, visited 27 July 2008;Footnote: In the database this 1971-accident happened during En Route phase of the flight and not during descent or approach
  23. "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009.

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