The National Airports Office (ONDA) announced on Monday that Morocco’s airports have welcomed a total of 2,228,723 passengers since the reopening of airspace on February 7 following an improvement in the health situation. in the country.
Over the period from February 7, the first day of the resumption of international flights to March 31, 2022, Morocco welcomed 2,228,723 passengers and 21,330 air flights, ONDA said.
For the month of March, Moroccan airports recorded a volume of commercial traffic of 1,452,030 passengers and 13,543 flights, representing a recovery rate of 70% for passengers and 80% for airport movements, compared to the same period. in 2019, specifies the ONDA in a press release.
With 170,735 passengers welcomed during the month of March 2022, domestic air traffic recorded a recovery rate of around 67% compared to the same period of 2019. For its part, international air traffic recorded 1,281,295 passengers, a rate of 71%.
Mohammed V airport, the country’s leading airport platform, welcomed 565,484 passengers during the month of March through 5,330 flights. This traffic represents 71% of passenger traffic and 75% of airport movements recorded in March 2019.
Airports in the North and East regions saw the strongest growth, with recovery rates exceeding 100%. Thus, Tanger-Ibn Batouta airport received 110,154 passengers (recovery rate of 113%), Oujda-Angad airport 61,992 passengers (137%), Nador El Aroui airport 61,843 passengers (116%) and Tetouan airport 16,600 travelers (1565%).
Of the 26 airports open to air traffic, barely 17 airports have been served since the reopening of the air sky.
Internationally, with the exception of markets in South America and the Maghreb countries, all other markets recorded recovery rates above 65% compared to the same period of 2019.
Europe represents more than 82% of international air traffic and recorded a recovery rate of around 66% compared to 2019.
Air freight recorded, for its part, during the month of March 2022, a recovery rate of 83% compared to the same period of 2019. It stood at 6,796 tonnes against 8,221 tonnes for the same period in 2019 .