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Mohammed V International Airport, also known as Casablanca Airport, is the main international airport serving Casablanca, Morocco. The airport mainly facilitates flights around Africa and Europe, as well as some flights to destinations in North America, South America and parts of Asia.
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport is a hub for Royal Air Maroc, Royal Air Maroc Express and Air Arabia Maroc. It's the busiest airport in Morocco and one of the busiest airports in the continent of Africa.
The airport was built as an airfield during World War II for the US government in 1943. Since Moroccan independence in 1956, the airport has been fully owned by the Moroccan civil government.
The airport code for Mohammed V International Airport is CMN.
Mohammed V International Airport is located in the Nouaceur Province in Casablanca, Morocco. The airport is around a 40-minute drive from Casablanca city centre.
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport has an array of facilities, services and airport lounges to enjoy while waiting at the airport.
Located at Terminal 1.
Located at Terminal 1.
Located at arrivals at Terminal 2.
Located at departures at Terminal 2.
Located at Terminal 2.
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport has two runways that are the same in size and used equally for operations. Both runway 17L/35R and runway 17R/35L are 3,720 m in length and can handle aircraft as big as the Boeing 747.
There are three terminals at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport. However, only two of the three existing terminals are currently in use.
Terminal 1 is the first active terminal at the airport. It facilitates a mix of international and domestic flights and has a train station on its basement level.
Terminal 2 opened in 2007 and is the second active terminal at the airport. Terminal 2 facilitates international flights exclusively. The terminal is mainly used for flights operated by Royal Air Maroc.
Terminal 3 is inactive and not currently in use.
Royal Air Maroc, Royal Air Maroc Express and Air Arabia Maroc are all based at Casablanca Mohammed V Airport.
Here is a full list of airlines that fly to/from the airport.
|Air Arabia Maroc||Morocco|
|Royal Air Maroc||Morocco|
|Royal Air Maroc Express||Morocco|
|TAP Air Portugal||Portugal|
|TUI Fly Belgium||Belgium|
Casablanca Mohammed V Airport has car rental and parking facilities.
The airport can be reached by the A7 Casa-Berchid motorway via Bouskoura. You should follow the signs to Marrakesh and Casablanca airport.
From Rabat, use the A3 and A5 and following the signs to Marrakesh and Casablanca airport.
From Marrakesh, use the highway to Casablanca-Rabat and exit at Casablanca airport.
You can use ONCF trains to travel to/from the airport from the city centre (stops Casa Port station and Casa Voyageurs station), as well as from other Moroccan cities.
The train takes roughly 45 minutes from the city centre and is the most economical way of travelling to/from the airport.
The train station is located at Terminal 1 of the airport.
The CTM bus line that travels from between the airport and Casablanca city centre no longer operates. The train is the only public transport option to/from Casablanca airport.
You can get a taxi from one of the designated taxi stands or flag one down in the street. Although, when flagging a taxi down, be careful of potential scammers.
Alternatively, get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to order a taxi for you.
You can also use taxi apps such as Careem to order a taxi conveniently and cheaply.