Tazadit International Airport, also known as the Zouerate Airport is a public airport near Zouerat Town, the provincial capital of the northern Tiris Zemmour region of the North-West African nation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. With a population of about 45,000 residents, this town is a centre of iron ore mining located at the eastern end of the Mauritania Railway to Nouadhibou port-city through which the hematite quartz ore is exported. Zouerat Town has a large number of foreign workers, mostly from other African countries, employed in the mining industry having created a demand for an international airport at this remote dusty destination. Situated at an elevation of 1,129 feet above mean sea level, this public aviation facility is owned and operated by the government of Mauritania.
Tazadit Airport, which was a domestic airport over the years connecting the industrial city of Zouerat with the rest of the country, however, has been recently opened to international flights beginning with a few services to Agadir Town in the neighboring country of Morocco. This aviation facility is having a 9,855 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to all types of flight movements including some chartered and the freshly introduced international flights. There is a single passenger terminal building with the requisite infrastructure as per international aviation norms and basic passenger convenience facilities serving the passengers and all flight arrivals and departures to/from this airport.
Private taxis and car rental services are now being provided at this airport for the benefit of passengers enabling easy and ready local transportation facilities. Moreover, some hotels in the vicinity have begun offering complementary shuttle services to/from the Tazadit International Airport for their guests seeking convenient and comfortable hotel accommodation options