Royal Air Maroc (RAM) launched flights from the new Terminal 1 at Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. The national carrier announced that only RAM and its partner airlines will operate from the terminal.
The new Terminal 1 will serve domestic flights and trips to Paris before launching more flights to other cities in France in the next two weeks.
Towards the end of February, flights to African countries will start using the terminal, and at the end of March more international destinations will be added.
The terminal is equipped with new facilities to ensure passengers are more comfortable and that the operations of airplanes runs smoothly.
The terminal has eight new aircraft parking spaces: three for large planes and one for Airbus 380..
King Mohammed VI inaugurated Casablanca’s Terminal 1 and new terminals at other domestic airports on Tuesday, January 22.
The nearly MAD 1.6 billion extension project covers an area of 76,000 square meters and can receive an annual capacity of 7 million passengers, increasing the airport’s overall capacity to 14 million passengers a year.
In 2018, the airport handled 43 percent of Moroccan international air traffic, receiving 9,732,044 passengers, an increase of 4 percent from 2017.