Laayoune Hassan 1st Airport: Services and means of transport
Laayoune Hassan I airport is a Moroccan international airport located in the city of Laayoune in the southwest of the Kingdom of Morocco and close to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a civilian and military airport at the same time, and both the Royal Air Maroc and the Spanish Pinterest Company operate scheduled flights from the airport to several destinations, most notably Las Palmas, the Spanish Canary Islands, Casablanca and Agadir. And other local and international destinations.
Laâyoune Hassan I airport carries the EUN code from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the GMML code from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
History of El-Ayoun Hassan 1 Airport
The exact date of the construction of the El-Ayoun Hassan I airport is not known, but it is one of the oldest airports that have been exploited militarily in the region. The importance of the airport stems from the privileged location of the city of El-Ayoun, close to the Atlantic coast, which is used to connect the south and north of the Kingdom of Morocco with the rest of Morocco’s airports. The airport was named after King Hassan I of the Western Kingdom.
Laayoune Hassan I airport facilities
Laayoune Hassan I airport contains two passenger and arrival halls that accommodate more than 500 thousand passengers annually, and they are runways with lengths of 2,700 and 2,500 meters and a width of 45 meters that accommodate the most modern types of commercial aircraft. And an aircraft waiting area for five large commercial aircraft. And a maintenance and supply area for aircraft with fuel, as well as an air control tower. The airport also contains a commercial and service area, administrative buildings, and an area for customs, freight and cargo clearance.
The area of El-Ayoun Hassan I airport is seven and a half hectares, of which the civilian part occupies four hectares, and the rest is used as a military air base.