Extension project and development of Terminal 1 in Mohammed V Airport resumes

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After a standstill since early 2009, when the start of construction of Terminal 1, the resumption of work on the expansion and development of Terminal 1 at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca project was launched yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 22 , 2014.

Extension project and development of Terminal 1 in Mohammed V Airport resumes

Extension project and development of Terminal 1 in Mohammed V Airport resumes

A statement from the Ministry of Infrastructure, the project is part of a share as part of the national strategy for airport infrastructure development and also in the strategic refocusing of structural investment programs ONDA advocated by the new management of ONDA.

The transaction recovery work has also been validated by the Board of Directors at its meeting on July 14, 2014, and in the deployment of the new management scheme airports, with Mohammed V Airport Casablanca as casting achievement.

It should be noted that the negative impact resulting from the judgment for more than four years of construction work on Terminal T1 has consistently hampered the ability of this great airport and generated a large number of operational constraints likely to worsen and affect the potential capacity if urgent measures were not decided and taken immediately. While in 2009 only the Terminal T2 to the airport was in operation since its opening in 2007 with a reduced registration area at the ground floor of Terminal 1 for a total annual capacity of not more than 7 million passengers.

Thus, and as a guide, Mohammed V Airport, the first airport / hub of the country, treated 7.6 million passengers in 2013, 46% of air traffic in the country, with a level of quality service with very low compared with IATA standards. The pressure on this platform is growing more, and every day, reflecting a growth in traffic of more. At the end of September 2014, Mohammed V airport handled more than 6,114,781 commercial passengers, an evolution of 7.66% compared to the same period in 2013 (5,679,580 passengers) representing 47.56% of traffic Air Canada.

Mohamed Dekkak