Agadir Al Massira airport is the third biggest airport in Morocco in terms of traffic.
Rabat – Agadir Al Massira international airport reached two million passengers for the first time on Wednesday, January 1.
To celebrate, the National Airports Office (ONDA) organized a ceremony at the airport to welcome the two millionth passenger. The passenger, coming from Leipzig, Germany, received several gifts from the office.
Since its opening in 2008, Agadir airport sustained steady growth in its air traffic, averaging 2.81% yearly. The number of passengers went from 1,456,794 in 2008 to 1,922,721 in 2018.
Before reaching two million passengers in 2019, the airport’s traffic saw an unprecedented growth of 24.5% between 2017 and 2018.
With 1,845,199 passengers recorded at the end of November 2019, Agadir Al Massira airport is the third biggest airport in Morocco in terms of traffic, behind Marrakech Menara airport and Casablanca Mohammed V airport.
Several officials attended the ceremony, including the Governor of the Souss-Massa region, Ahmed Hajji, and the president of the regional tourism council of Agadir, Rachid Dahmaz.
The airport consists of a 28,000 square meters terminal and a 170,000 square meters aircraft car park. The establishment links Agadir to more than 50 international destinations. It also provides flights to Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and Tangier.
The increase in the airport’s traffic goes hand in hand with the growth of tourism in Agadir and its region.
The Regional Tourism Council of Agadir recorded 4,641,882 total overnight stays in tourist accommodations in Agadir between January and October 2019. The number represents an increase of 14% compared to the same period of 2018.