A new terminal is set to be built at the Dakhla Airport, an airport serving Dakhla, a city in Western Sahara, Morocco, come next year.
This was recently revealed by Mohamed Abdeljalil, the Moroccan Minister of Transport and Logistics in a reply to a question from the parliamentary group of RNI. According to Abdeljalil, the National Airports Office (ONDA) is currently in the process of completing the technical studies for the project.
The new business and private aviation terminal at the Dakhla airport
The announcement of the project for the construction of the new terminal comes approximately 4 months after the inauguration of another terminal at the Dakhla airport. Particularly the new 424 m² business and private aviation terminal was launched on February 8th, 2023.
Representing an investment of about 10 million dirhams, the terminal has a waiting hall, VIP lounges, offices, and boarding and disembarkation areas. It has the capacity to accommodate a total of 19 VIP passengers simultaneously.
The construction of the new business and private aviation terminal at the Dakhla airport was carried out by the international operator Jetex. The creation of this terminal responds to a growing demand for business and private aviation as Dakhla Airport becomes an increasingly popular destination for tourists and foreign investors.
A part of a $595M plan to upgrade several airports in Morocco by 2024
The development of these projects is a part of the investment plan of nearly 5.4 billion dirhams, the equivalent of $595 million in the upgrade of several airport platforms in the country by 2024.
In Dakhla, the plan aims to expand the area of the airport from 3,000 m² to 10,000 m². Additionally, the plan seeks to expand the existing and construct new aircraft and car parking lots. The plan also includes the construction of a hotel zone and various networks and access roads.