King Mohammed VI Spearheads Airports Modernization
Morocco is modernizing and expanding its airports to accommodate a growing air traffic and travelers as the North African country received in 2018 a record 12 million tourists, an 8 percent jump in one year.
To meet mounting demands in this field and offer air passengers enjoyable travel experience, King Mohammed VI inaugurated on Tuesday the new and bigger Terminal 1 of Casablanca Mohammed V Airport.
The terminal’s extension and renovation, which cost over 138 Million euros, will double the airport’s annual passenger capacity to 14 million. Stretching over a 76,000 square meter area, the new terminal has eight new aircraft parking spots, (three for large planes and one for Airbus 380) and 9 telescopic walkways. It offers passengers a two-storey car park for 2075 vehicles, duty-free shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, worship space, play area for children and many other services.
On this occasion, the Sovereign also inaugurated other new terminals of the airports of Guelmim, Zagora, Errachidia Moulay Ali Cherif and the Agadir new regional air safety center.
These projects, which cost Morocco’s Airports Authority (Office National des Airports) around € 60 million, has enabled the southern cities of the country to boast high-quality modern airports capable of handling passenger traffic growth and supporting the region’s socioeconomic and tourist development.
These airports meet world-class standards and international requirements in aviation safety, airport security and services quality. They are part of landmark projects launched by the Sovereign throughout the Kingdom to speed up the country’s socioeconomic development and enhance its attractivity for investors and tourists.