Moroccan Airports Receive 5.6m Passengers in Q1 2019

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 14:00 -

Moroccan Airports Receive 5.6m Passengers in Q1 2019

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Chinese tourists jump as they pose for photographs at the esplanade of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, October 6, 2016. Reuters/ Youssef Boudlal
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The number of passengers traveling through Moroccan airports reached 5.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, up 9.66 percent year on year, compared to 5.1 million in the same period last year.

Morocco's biggest airport, Casablanca international airport, received 2.23 million passengers, nearly 40 percent of total air traffic between January and March.

Most of the Moroccan cities witnessed a rise in arrivals during this period with a huge turnout at the beginning of the year and also the end.

In this context, Marrakesh Airport received 27 percent of passengers during this period. A total of 1.52 million passengers arrived at the airport, recording a 21 percent increase. Rabat-Salé Airport witnessed a remarkable increase of up to 21 percent.

Southern countries stood out in attracting foreign tourists, especially Zagora Airport that saw a 125 percent increase and Dakhla that witnessed a rise in passengers of 31.2 percent, compared to the same period of last year.

Also, Essaouira Mogador Airport and Ouarzazate Airport for which passengers increased 34.3 percent and 28 percent, respectively.

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