Nouadhibou International Airport is a public airport near Nouadhibou City, in the Dakhlet Nouadhibou region of the North-West African nation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Formerly known as Port Etienne, Nouadhibou is the second largest city in Mauritania and is serving as a major port-city commercial centre from where the iron ore mined in the Zouerat Region is exported around the globe. Spread over a 40 mile peninsula or headland called Ras Nouadhibou, fishing and trading is the main economic activity for people in this region. Located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the city centre, the Nouadhibou International Airport is very close to the Mauritanian border with Morocco.
Situated at an elevation of 16 feet above mean sea level, this aviation facility is at a distance of 450 kilometers to the north of Nouakchott, which is the capital city of Mauritania. This airport is well connected with Nouakchott City offering daily scheduled flights to/from the Nouakchott International Airport. There is a 7,961 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to a variety of flight movements which not only establish Nouadhibou City on the Mauritanian air-map, but effectively connect with the bordering countries of Morocco and Senegal.
Along with a separate cargo terminal, there is a single passenger terminal with the requisite infrastructure as per international aviation norms serving airlines and passengers utilizing the facilities available at this airport. Private taxis and car rental services are also available at this airport along with many other basic passenger convenience facilities. Moreover, some hotels in Nouadhibou City are offering complementary shuttle services to/from the Nouadhibou International Airport for guests seeking comfortable and convenient hotel accommodation plans.