The availability of low cost flights has given Fez airport a much needed boost. In the past passengers tended to fly into either Casablanca or Marrakech and then on to Fez by road or train. The ease of flying directly to Fez has contributed to the airports passenger numbers
Traffic through the Fez Sais airport recorded an increase of 2.95% in February compared with the same period last year, according to statistics from the National Office of Airports (ONDA).
A total of 56,765 passengers passed through the airport Fez Sais during the month of February 2015, against 55,136 passengers during the same period last year. Overall the national commercial air traffic numbers experienced a slight increase of 1.43% compared to the same period the year before.
Some 118,924 passengers transited by Fez Sais airport during the first two months of the year against 115,182 passengers during the same period of 2014, up 3.25%.
Fez Sais still ranks 4th after those of Casablanca-Mohammed V, Marrakech-Menara and Agadir-Al Massira.
|The new terminal should be open later this year|
The new terminal from Fes Sais airport for carrying 2.5 million passengers the annual capacity of the airport will hopefully be open by September
Designed to meet the increasing passenger traffic to Morocco's spiritual and intellectual capital and support the economic dynamics of the region, the new terminal, with a total cost of 479 million dirhams, is part of a larger project to extend the Fez Sais airport.
The construction of the new terminal, funded by ONDA and the African Development Bank (AfDB), will include the extension of the aircraft parking and the establishment of 800 new parking spaces for cars.