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 Casablanca Mohamed V. Airport

Casablanca Mohamed V Airport – Morocco’s Stunning Airport

Casablanca Mohamed V Airport which is also known as Mohammed V International Airport is the primary airport serving Casablanca in Morocco. A part of Nouaceur Province in Casablance, the airport is hub for the country's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc, Jetairfly, along with Air Arabia Maroc and RAM Express. A public airport operated by ONDA, the airport is at an elevation of 200 meters above sea level and currently has 2 asphalt runways measuring 3,720 each. In the year 2013, the airport handled 918,238 passengers, making Mohammed V International Airport, the busiest airport in Morocco. It is also known as Matar Muhammad al-Khamis ad-Dowaly. The airport is around 30 km from the city center. The airport has 3 terminals of which Terminal One is undergoing renovation and the Terminal Third is very small and not used very often.

Overview

The airport was built by the United States as an auxiliary airfield for Casablanca's Anfa Airport during the Second World War in 1943. It was then called Berrechid Airfield and was used only for military purposes. The airport was handed over to the civil government but no operations were conducted. The airport was renamed as Nouasseur Air Base and was used extensively by the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Cold way in early 1950's. After the destabilization of the French Government in the city and independence of Morocco in 1956, the government took control of the airport and by 1963 all the SAC bases of US Air Force was fully out. One of the terminals at the airport is undergoing expansion and will be operational from 2016.

Fleet

Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Mediterranee, easyJet, Etihad Airways, Iberia, Mauritania Airlines International, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Syphax Airlines, TAP Portugal and Transavia France are the major flight operators that offer domestic as well as international services to and from the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport. Air France Cargo, DHL Airways, Med Airlines Maroc, Royal Air Maroc Cargo, UPS Airlines and Turkish Airlines Cargo are the major cargo operators.

Awards

While the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport has been nominated several time but it has received only 1 award for its outstanding contribution towards the Morocco’s aviation sector.

·         Best Regional Airports in Africa in 2013 by World Airport Awards

Routes and Destinations

While Algiers, Oran, Tripoli, London, Paris, Brussels, Cairo, Istanbul, Rome, Barcelona, Dubai, Milan, Abu Dhabi, MAdrid, Jeddah, Frankfurt, Doha, Lagos, Lisbon, Nice and Riyadh are the destinations which are directly connected via passenger aircrafts from Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, seasonal flights are available for Monastir, Zouérat, Al-Hoceima, Kano, Medina, Tétouan,  Liège, Sebha, Nouadhibou and Dammam.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Travellers flying out of the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport have the option of web check-in, from 24 hours up to 3 hours before the departure of the flight. Print your boarding pass immediately after online check-in to avoid the long queue at the airport. Check with your airline, if mobile check-in option is available. At the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, multiple check-in desks re available for the passengers, who should arrive minimum of 3 hours before departure of international and 2 hours before departure of domestic flights. If a guest does not report in time, airline has the right to deny boarding to the respective passenger.

Baggage Allowance

Flight operating to and from the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport may have a different regulation from each other, in terms of baggage allowance; hence it is recommended to speak with the airline directly to know how much you can carry with yourself. While the limit may range from 20 g to 32 kg depending upon the class of travel and destinations, most of the airlines do not accept a bag weighing more than 32 kg. As cabin luggage you are allowed to carry anywhere between 7 kg to 12 kg depending upon the class and route of travel. Changes are applicable in case of excess luggage that can be paid at the airport. If you are travelling with excess baggage you can also check which with your airline if they have provision of pre purchasing excess luggage online, at a lower price.

Seating

Pay a small nominal fee to get an assured seat of your choice. This service is offered by most of the airline can be done 24 hours prior to departure. Seats, during the counter check-in, are not guaranteed by the airline, as they are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

By paying a small convenience charge, you can make you flight reservation online from the comfort of your home. You can also book your ticket from the airline counter at the airport or from the office of the airline, without the surcharge. Contact the airline directly in case of modification or cancellation of your flight reservation. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Casablanca Mohamed V. Airport

Address:
BP 8101,
Office National des Aéroports,
Oasis,
Casablanca,
MOROCCO

Tel:+212 (0)22 539040
Fax:+212 (0)22 539051

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 Location Details

Longitude:7° 35' 12'' W
Latitude:33° 22' 0'' N
IATA code:CMN
ICAO code:GMMN

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