Nouakchott International Airport

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Nouakchott International Airport

مطار نواكشوط الدولي
Airport typePublic
OwnerNajah for Major Works (NMW) [1]
Location Nouakchott, Mauritania
Elevation  AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 18°05′43″N015°56′58″W / 18.09528°N 15.94944°W / 18.09528; -15.94944 Coordinates: 18°05′43″N015°56′58″W / 18.09528°N 15.94944°W / 18.09528; -15.94944
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Location of airport in Mauritania
Direction LengthSurface
05/233,0109,876 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF [2] [3]

Nouakchott International Airport( ICAO : GQNN) (Arabic : مطار نواكشوط الدولي) was an airport located in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. It closed in June 2016 upon the opening of Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of the city. Until late 2010, the airport served as hub of Mauritania Airways. Mauritania Airlines International was based at the airport until the closure.


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  2. Airport information for GQNN from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. Airport information for NKC at Great Circle Mapper.
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