Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca broke a record annual attendance on Thursday by crossing the 10 million passenger mark for the first time in its history.
On this occasion, a ceremony was organized on the initiative of the National Airports Office (ONDA) and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to welcome the 10 millionth passenger who came on board RAM flight AT 205, from Miami, a new RAM destination launched last April.
Thus, the national company offered the 10 millionth passenger a business class plane ticket on its international network. The happy passenger also received other gifts from the National Airports Office.
“We are particularly proud to celebrate with our passengers this historic milestone, which testifies to the attractiveness enjoyed by Mohammed V airport. This performance was possible thanks to the positive synergy with our strategic partner Royal Air Maroc as well as with the entire airport community”, underlined the Director General of ONDA, Mohammed El Aoufir, in a document distributed to the press.
“We will work every day to make the passage at the airport a real moment of pleasure and of opening up to the world,” he added.
For his part, RAM’s CEO, Hamid Addou, said that “this record shows the momentum set in motion over the past four years at Casablanca Mohammed V airport thanks to the exemplary cooperation between ONDA and Royal Air Maroc which has made every effort to make this airport a reference hub connecting Africa to the rest of the world through Morocco”.
The first airport platform in the Kingdom, Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca, hosts more than 40% of the volume of air traffic carried by all Moroccan airports.
Air traffic at Mohammed V airport experienced sustained growth between 2009 and 2018 with an average annual change of around 5% for passenger traffic and 2.5% for aircraft movements.
The number of passengers passing through the airport increased from 6.3 million passengers in 2009 to 9.7 million in 2018, while aircraft movements went from 69,119 movements in 2009 to 86,565 movements in 2018.