Nador Intl

Nador International Airport (Berber: Anafag n Ennaḍor Aɛarwi; Arabic: مطار الناظور العروي‎‎), (IATA: NDR, ICAO: GMMW), is an international airport serving Nador, a city in the Oriental region in Morocco. It is also known as Arwi Airport. An initial airport was created in 1931 in the village of Tawima (south of Nador town) and was the primary airport for Melilla, (now) a Spanish enclave to the north. Following the independence of the Morocco, Melilla began steps in creating an airport within Spanish control. In 1969 Melilla Airport opened to provide air travel within the Spanish enclave. Nador is a small international airport with links to Morocco's main airports and some European destinations such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. In the summer season it becomes a very busy airport when many Moroccan nationals living in Western Europe and originating from the Rif region (Riffian people) travel through it. The Nador airport is owned and run by the state company ONDA. The main user is Royal Air Maroc but also low-cost carriers like Ryanair fly to Nador. Although most flights are operated using the smaller Boeing 737 or similar, in the summer months the demand for seats is so high that Royal Air Maroc operated weekly flights from Amsterdam Schiphol and Brussels using their Boeing 747 but in 2012 these flights were replaced by "normal" Boeing 737 flights. The runway and stand are designed to handle Jumbo's but the facilities like passport control get overwhelmed when a full B-747 arrives In the year 2009 the airport handled over 307,000 passengers.

Retrieved fromWikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. (CC: BY-SA 3.0)


Nador (Berber: Ennaḍor, ⴻⵏⵏⴰⴹⵓⵔ; Arabic: الناظور) is a coastal city and provincial capital in the northeastern Rif region of Morocco with a population of about 200,000. It is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a salt lagoon named Sebkha Bou Areq (Arabic), Bḥar Ameẓẓyan (Berber) or Mar Chica (Spanish) and is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the Spanish city of Melilla. Nador was founded in the 19th century and was under Spanish colonial rule until Morocco’s independence in 1956. Nador Province has over 600,000 inhabitants, predominantly of Riff-Berber ethnicity.

Retrieved from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. (CC: BY-SA 3.0)