Categories: Economy Highlights on Morocco Morocco Morocco News

ONDA: Moroccan Airports Received Over 2.3 Million Passengers in July

Europeans represent 76% of the 2,394,773 travelers that passed through Moroccan airports in July 2019.

Rabat – On August 26, the National Airports Authority (ONDA) announced that 2,394,773 passengers passed through Morocco’s airports in July 2019. This is an increase of 14.24% from July 2018. 

The majority of Morocco’s commercial air traffic is fed by the European market, representing 76% of passengers in Morocco’s airports in July 2019. This is a 12.16% increase from last year. 

The North American market is significantly smaller, with only 75,642 passengers in July, compared to 1,433,641 from Europe. 

Domestic travelers represented only 277,263 of the nearly 2.4 million passengers in Morocco’s airports in July. However, the number of domestic travelers significantly increased this year, growing by 32.55% since July 2018. 

Only 3.21% of passengers arrived from North African countries, while 7.55% of travelers came from other African nations.

Read also: American Airlines to Launch Casablanca-Philadelphia Flight in 2020

The Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, the largest airport in Morocco and one of the five busiest in Africa, unsurprisingly welcomed the majority of commercial traffic in the Kingdom with 1,080,399 passengers. This is up 9.72% from last year. 

Mohammed V is followed by the international airports in Marrakech, Agadir, Fes-Saiss, and Tangier. 

The Rabat-Sale International Airport in the Kingdom’s capital received only 99,496 passengers this past July, but this is still a 13.08% increase from the year before.

The airport in Beni Mellal, near Marrakech, welcomed only 66 passengers in July 2019, compared to 861 passengers in July 2018. 

The Ben Slimane airport, an hour east of Casablanca, only saw 40 travelers this July. 

The most popular international air routes from Morocco are to the Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports in Paris, France.