The Kingdom’s airports welcomed 2,228,723 passengers through 21,330 air flights, during the period from February 7 (1st day of the resumption of international flights) to March 31, 2022, according to the National Office of Airports (ONDA).
During the month of March alone, Moroccan airports recorded a commercial traffic volume of 1,452,030 passengers and 13,543 flights, a recovery rate compared to the same period of 2019 of 70 percent for passengers and 80 percent for airport movements, ONDA said in a statement.
The Mohammed V airport, the first airport platform of the Kingdom, has welcomed during the month of March 565,484 passengers through 5,330 flights. This traffic represents 71 percent of passenger traffic and 75 percent of airport movements recorded in March 2019.
And to note that of the 26 airports open to air traffic, barely 17 airports have been served since the reopening of the air sky.
In addition, the ONDA said that with 170,735 passengers received during the month of March 2022, domestic air traffic has recorded a recovery rate of about 67 percent compared to the same period of 2019. For its part, international air traffic recorded 1,281,295 passengers, a rate of 71 percent.
Except for the markets of South America and the Maghreb countries, all other markets have recorded recovery rates above 65 percent, compared to the same period of 2019. Europe, which accounts for more than 82 percent of international air traffic, recorded a recovery rate of around 66 percent compared to 2019.
The air freight recorded, for its part, during the month of March 2022, a recovery rate of 83 percent compared to the same period of 2019. It was established at 6,796 tons against 8,221 tons in the same period in 2019.