Morocco - Improvement and Extension of Airport Capacity

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Apr 2001
Signature Date 06 Jan 2002
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2008
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21050
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 47,710,700.02
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention is relative to the improvement and extension of airport capacity. It's designed because of the rapidly increasing traffic in most of the airports in the Kingdom of Morocco, and particularly Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport and the need to comply with international norms concerning the air sub-sector security. It should thus: (i) ensure free flow of traffic with maximum security, in accordance with the relevant International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, through passenger processing in 15 minutes for long haul flights and 10 mn for medium haul flights; (ii) to increase the Mohammed V airport capacity to 8 million passengers in 2005 and; (iii) provide air navigation security by 100% radar coverage of the Moroccan air space, and also the required ground security in 2005. The project components are the following: (i) Mohammed V Departure Terminal; (ii) reinforcement of the Existing Runway and construction of a second one; (iii) security and safety; (iv) Coordination, Audit and (v) Geo-technical Control Services.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to help increase the contribution of the Moroccan air transport sub-sector to the national economy. It seeks to improve the capacity of Mohammed V airport in Casablanca as well as air navigation security within Morocco’s flight information region.


The main project beneficiaries are: The organization, its staff and clients, the air lines, the Moroccan Government, the tourism sector, the handicrafts sector, the populations of the project area, owing to the expected relative increase in job creation when the sites are set up and upon the start of the operation phase, the national enterprises, certain remote areas located around radar sites envisaged for that purpose.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government of Morocco
Office National des Aéroports ONDA
National Office of Airports (Office national des Aéroports - ONDA)
Government of Morocco


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-DA0-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Modibo SANGARE

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32 -6 Morocco