Morocco has ambitious plans to double the passenger capacity of its airports to 80 million per year by 2035, up from the current 40 million. This announcement was made by Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohamed Abdeljalil, on Wednesday in Rabat, highlighting extensive expansion and renovation projects across several airports.

Boosting infrastructure for World Cup 2030

At the opening session of the 28th General Assembly of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO), Abdeljalil emphasized that enhancing airport capacity aligns with Morocco’s preparations for co-hosting the 2030 World Cup. The country plans to renovate airports, upgrade air navigation equipment, and bolster air connectivity, particularly with low-cost carriers, to support the success of major international events.

Royal Air Maroc’s fleet expansion

In this context, Abdeljalil revealed that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) aims to quadruple its fleet by 2037. This expansion is part of a strategy to transform Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport into a significant intercontinental hub.

The minister also highlighted Morocco’s efforts in cybersecurity and the digitalization of civil aviation activities. These initiatives are part of a broader commitment to adopting legal and regulatory changes to advance the aviation sector both regionally and internationally.

Impressive safety audit results

Morocco has made significant strides in aviation safety, achieving an 85% average in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) safety audit. This achievement reflects the country’s dedicated efforts to enhance the civil aviation sector.

Morocco is actively working on concluding and renewing air service agreements with various countries, which is crucial for strengthening its air connectivity. Significant progress has also been made in ratifying international conventions, including the amendment protocol for Articles 50(a) and 56 of the Chicago Convention, underscoring Morocco’s commitment to international aviation standards.