Tan Tan Airport

Tan Tan Airport (Arabic: مطار طانطان الشاطئ الأبيض ) (IATA: TTA, ICAO: GMAT), also known as Plage Blanche Airport, is an airport near Tan Tan, a city in the Guelmim-Oued Noun region in Morocco. The airport is used for military and civil aviation.[3]

Tan Tan Airport

مطار طانطان الشاطئ الأبيض

Plage Blanche Airport
Airport typePublic / Military
ServesTan Tan, Morocco
Elevation AMSL653 ft / 199 m
Coordinates28°26′54″N 011°09′41″W
Location of airport in Morocco
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]


The airport resides at an elevation of 653 feet (199 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designate 03/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 by 30 metres (6,562 ft × 98 ft).[1] It has the following radio-navigation aids: NDB and VOR. The runway is suitable for light (private) jets and turbo-prop aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

Royal Air Maroc Express Casablanca, Guelmin


Freight (tons)7--
Aircraft movements18104132

Accidents and incidents

On July 26, 2011, A Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed six miles from the airport, where it had planned a stop-over on a flight from Dakhla to Kenitra. All six crew, 60 soldiers, and 12 civilians on board died[4]


  1. Airport information for GMAT from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. Airport information for TTA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. All details and stats from A-Z WorldAirports database: page on Tan Tan Airport, visited 24 July 2008
  4. Crash leaves 78 dead, 27 July 2011, visited 28 July 2011

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