Morocco’s airports welcomed 21,639,674 passengers during the first ten months of 2023, representing a 3% growth rates compared with the same period in 2019, and 31% compared with 2022, according to the National Airports Authority (ONDA).
This development concerns the majority of airports, which saw strong increases in passenger traffic compared with 2019, including Tetouan airport (+485%), Essaouira (+67%), Tangier (+44%), Nador (+35%), Oujda (+33%), Fez (+22%) and Agadir (+11%), ONDA said in a press release.
Mohammed V airport, for its part, recorded a recovery rate of 84% compared with the same period in 2019, welcoming 7,275,356 passengers. This limited recovery was due to a reduction in the number of seats offered by airlines.
Concerning international traffic for the month of October, it continued its progression (+6%) compared to 2019 and (+1%) compared to 2022, reaching 1,996,130 passengers welcomed, added the same source.
This performance was driven by air traffic with Europe, which recorded 1,698,794 passengers, up 9% on 2019 and 2% on 2022. This segment saw the creation of several new routes serving Morocco’s airports.
North America and Middle and Far East segments also posted growth rates of 18% and 11% respectively in October compared with the same period in 2019.