The new Fes-Sais airport appears to be complete - all 17,000 square metres of it. Yet, its commissioning has been postponed several times. King Mohammed VI is in Fes at the moment and many locals expect he will inaugurate not only the airport but possibly the extensive renovations in R'cif
|The new airport is ready for business|
The airport as been constructed to accommodate 2.5 million passengers a year. The work on the terminal was supported by the National Office of airports (ONDA) and the African development Bank and had a budget of around 479 million dirhams (50 million USD).
In 2015, the volume of commercial traffic at the airport was close to 890,000 passengers, an increase of 12% compared to 2014 and nearly 725,000 overnight stays were registered in Fez in 2015.
A project to launch a direct flight Fez-Dakar also recently been raised by the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT). In late March, a new route to the French city of Toulouse was launched by Air Arabia.
|The Dyers' Souq - now completed|
Fez, as the nation's spiritual capital has become increasingly popular with foreign tourists but also for African pilgrims who visit the grave of a spiritual figure, Sidi Ahmed Tijani.