Moroccan airports recorded a commercial traffic volume of 9,518,947 passengers by the end of April 2024, an 18% increase compared to the same period in 2023, according to the National Office of Airports (ONDA).

In April 2024, Moroccan airports registered a commercial traffic volume of 2,639,725 passengers, marking a significant increase of 30% compared to April 2023, ONDA stated in a press release, noting that April 2023 coincided with the month of Ramadan, a period typically characterized by low air traffic.

Mohammed V Airport, accounting for 31% of total traffic, welcomed 822,898 passengers, an increase of 18% compared to April 2023.

Similarly, most other airports recorded double-digit growth rates, including Agadir Al Massira (+53%), Rabat Salé (+45%), Marrakech-Menara (+40%), Oujda Angads (+33%), Tangier Ibn Battouta (+24%), Fès Saïs (+21%), and Nador El Aroui (+17%), according to ONDA.

International traffic saw a 29% increase in April 2024 compared to April 2023, reaching 2,356,749 passengers.

This growth affected all geographical regions. Europe, which accounts for 84% of total international traffic, recorded a double-digit increase (+30%).

Other markets also saw significant growth, including the Middle East and Far East (+33%), Africa (+15%), and the Maghreb countries (+32%).

For the first four months of the year, international traffic grew by 19% compared to the same period in 2023, reaching 8,634,901 passengers.

This performance was driven by the creation of several new international air routes serving Moroccan airports, including Marrakech Menara with Faro (Portugal), Birmingham, Milan, Murcia (Spain), Bristol (UK), and Agadir with Edinburgh (Scotland), Bournemouth (UK), Birmingham, as well as Fès with Zaragoza (Spain).

The creation of a new Air Arabia Maroc airbase at Tétouan Airport, operating flights to Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, and Malaga, also contributed to this growth. With 282,976 passengers, domestic traffic also saw strong growth, reaching 41% compared to April 2023. This performance was supported by the entry of a new airline (Ryanair) operating domestic flights: Marrakech-Oujda, Marrakech-Tangier, Marrakech-Tétouan, Marrakech-Errachidia, Marrakech-Fès, Agadir-Oujda, Agadir-Fès, Agadir-Tangier.

Cumulative domestic traffic by the end of April 2024 increased by 12% compared to the same period in 2023, reaching 884,046 passengers.

In April 2024, there were 19,003 flights departing and arriving at Moroccan airports, representing a 21% increase compared to April 2023. Mohammed V Airport accounted for 34% of this traffic, followed by Marrakech Menara with 27% and Agadir Al Massira with 9%.

Since the beginning of the year, airport movements reached 70,337, recording an increase of approximately 13% compared to the same period in 2023.

Freight traffic recorded a 14% increase in April 2024 compared to the same period last year, reaching 6,856 tonnes compared to 6,030 tonnes in April 2023.

This traffic totaled 30,700 tonnes from January to the end of April, registering a growth of 26% compared to the same period in 2023.