Fez on track to 1 million passengers in 2017 to receive

Thanks to a new terminal, which is inaugurated by King Mohammed VI on 29 may last, Fez airport is on track to achieve the goal of 1 million passengers in 2017.

Fez airport is the fourth busiest airport of the country behind Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir. To date, only five percent of Morocco's total number of air passengers via Fez.

Almost 900,000 passengers in 2016 were processed through an insufficiently large terminal that was designed only to handle 500,000 passengers. The new terminal will increase the passenger capacity to about 2.5 million.

In 2006 Morocco signed an aviation Treaty with the European Union, this was the sky opened up and can since then air carriers from the European Union and Morocco unlimited fly to each other's areas. Since the signing of this Treaty is the growth of passengers steadily increased, with a significant growth in 2006-2010. Ryanair began the airport of Fez in October 2016 to operate.

So far this year, the number of passengers through the airport of Fez already traveled with 13.6 percent, compared to an increase of only 1 percent in 2016. There was an increase of 12 percent to the goal of 1 million passengers for 2017. Recently, Air Arabia Maroc announced that it will add eight new routes, this was announced after the necessary increase in the number of passengers was obtained.

The airport of Fez is virtually guaranteed the achievement of the goal of 1 million passengers in 2017.

Also, it should be noted that the seat capacity will rise by 30 percent in the summer, making the passenger figures will be further increased.

Ryanair represents the largest airline at the airport in FES, with a total of 16 destinations. Air Arabia Maroc follows in second place, reports Moroccoworldnews.

France remains the most important market for flights, that is five times larger than the second largest market Spain.