About 15 million travelers will set foot on Moroccan soil in 2022, according to forecasts communicated by the National Airports Office (ONDA).
This is thanks to the start of a revival of the aviation sector, driven by investments.
Severely shaken by the Covid-19 crisis, the civil aviation ecosystem will improve next year. Far from the recorded performance, this upturn in activities is estimated at 60% of the level reached two years earlier, according to the report of public establishments and enterprises (EEP) contained in the 2022 PLF.
In a program covering the period 2022-2024, the National Airports Office (ONDA) has planned to invest 1.55 billion dirhams in 2022, 2.08 billion dirhams in 2023 and 1.83 billion dirhams in 2024 which will be dedicated, in large part, to the extensions and development of airport capacities (Rabat, Tangier, Agadir, Dakhla, Tétouan, Al Hoceima, etc.).
15 million passengers are thus expected in 2022, then 20 million in 2023 before returning to normal activity in 2024 close to that of 2019 (25 million passengers) “, indicates the report.
The same source points out that for the 2021 closing forecasts, the turnover in the sector would reach more than 2.06 billion dirhams, up 31% compared to 2020 following the gradual resumption of international flights. The forecast net income for 2021 is estimated at a loss of MAD 1.4 billion, while the 2021 closing forecast for investments amounts to more than MAD 1 billion.