more than 7.43 million passengers in H1-2022

The airports of the Kingdom recorded, during the first half of 2022, a commercial traffic volume of 7,439,275 passengers, through 70,680 flights, according to the National Airports Office (ONDA).

National airports thus experienced a recovery rate compared to the same period of 2019 of 64% for passengers and 72% for airport movements, despite the late resumption of international traffic which did not took place only from February 7, 2022, indicates the Office in a press release.

Mohammed V airport, the Kingdom’s leading airport platform, welcomed 2,756,685 passengers at the end of June, through 27,258 flights, with a high recovery rate of 59% compared to the same period in 2019.

The 2nd is Marrakech Menara airport which recorded a number of 1,764,080 passengers with a recovery rate of 56%, followed by Agadir Al Massira airport which accumulated commercial air traffic of 613,917 passengers, i.e. a rate of 63% recovery.

ONDA reports that the first recovery rates were recorded by the airports of Tetouan, Guelmim and Oujda, and are respectively 444%, 126% and 104%.

Monthly air passenger traffic also followed this upward trend, observed since the resumption of international traffic, thanks to the advent of the holiday period and the launch of Operation Marhaba, the Office noted.

Thus, the month of March recorded a recovery rate of 70%, while the months of May and June reached recovery rates of 109% and 89% respectively.

During the first half of 2022, airport movements were 70,680, compared to 98,793 movements recorded during the same period of 2019, i.e. a recovery rate of 72%. The share of Mohammed V airport is 39% of this traffic, that of Marrakech Menara (20%), and that of Tangier Ibn Batouta (9%).

For its part, air freight recorded a recovery rate of 75% compared to the same period of 2019, continues the ONDA, adding that it stood at 36,296 tons against 48,696 tons the same period in 2019.

Apart from air traffic with South America, all geographical clusters recorded significant recovery rates compared to the air traffic recorded during the same period of 2019.

Europe, which represents more than 83% of international air traffic, recorded a recovery rate of around 67% compared to 2019.

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