Morocco is doubling the capacity of its airports in preparation for major events

Minister of Transport and Logistics Mohamed Abdeljalil announced on Tuesday that the tender for the expansion of Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier airports will be launched in the coming weeks.

‘These projects aim to double the capacity of airports in light of the dynamism of air transport,’ the minister said in response to a question on ‘the development and modernisation of airport infrastructures’ submitted by the National Rally of Ahrar team during the oral questions session of the House of Councillors.

He pointed out that the ministry is working to achieve the set goals of increasing the capacity of all Moroccan airports to 80 million passengers per year, instead of the current 40 million, in preparation for the major events that Morocco will witness.

Work on the expansion of Rabat-Salé airport should be completed by the end of this year, the minister noted, adding that Tetouan airport will be expanded once the new runway is opened, and Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport is set to be expanded.

Mr Abdeljalil also noted that the ONAC had programmed the expansion of Marrakech Airport for 2019, a project that was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, stressing that traffic in 2024 saw an unexpected 40% increase compared to 2019.

From the website: Fez News

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