Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport, also known as the Aguenar Airport or Tamanrasset Airport is an international airport located near Tamanrasset City in the Tamanrasset Province, within the southern region of the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Although Tamanrasset is an oasis surrounded by the barren Sahara desert, it is a very popular tourist attraction during the cooler months.
The public airport serving Tamanrasset is located at a distance of 6.7 kilometers to the north-west of the city centre and is owned and operated by the EGSA Alger, which is an airport management services establishment of the government of Algeria operating a total number of 18 airports within this country. Situated at an elevation of 4,518 feet above mean sea level, this aviation facility is currently also an alternative landing site for the NASA’s Space Shuttle.
There are a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 11,800 feet and 10,170 feet catering to a variety of flights to/from the Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport including many international chartered services from Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland. A single passenger terminal with 7 gates, 4 check-in desks and an annual capacity of handling 300,000 passengers is serving the requirements of this airport. Additional passenger convenience facilities at this airport include a post office, currency exchange machines, bars, restaurants, a VIP lounge, a duty free shop and a chemist shop for last minute purchases. Private taxis and car rental services are available at this airport for local transportation. Some hotels near the Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport are also providing convenient shuttle services for guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.