The inauguration ceremony of this new airport infrastructure was highlighted by the presence of the Director General of the National Office of Airports (ONDA), Habiba Laklalech, the Secretary General of the wilaya, Moulay Ismail Haikal, elected officials and several officials and civilian and military personalities.
This new terminal of business aviation and private, which covers an area of 424 sqm, is designed according to the concept FBO “Base of Aeronautical Operations”, whose realization was provided by “Jetex”, an international operator, selected in an international tender launched by the ONDA.
The new terminal of business aviation and private airport Dakhla is distinguished by its modern architectural style. The VIP area, with a capacity to handle 19 passengers simultaneously, is designed to provide the best conditions of comfort and safety.
In a statement to the press, the Director General of ONDA, Habiba Laklalech said that the airport of Dakhla was chosen to house this terminal dedicated to business and private aviation because of the strong growth of air traffic at this port platform, especially private and business flights. This growth, she noted, is due mainly to the efforts made by the authorities of the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and all stakeholders, to develop tourism and investment in the region.
For his part, the commander of this airport platform, Abdelmounaim Aoutoul, said that this terminal reinforces the airport facilities of the airport of Dakhla, especially since it is a lever for economic development and tourism in the city of Dakhla and the region Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.
“Air traffic at Dakhla Airport, especially in private aviation, has experienced significant growth during the year 2022, exceeding 85% compared to 2019,” he said.
Regarding commercial air traffic, Dakhla airport has received, during the year 2022, a traffic of 222,480 passengers and 1,848 airport movements, that is to say, recovery rates respectively of about 87% and 72% compared to the year 2019.
The new terminal dedicated to business and private aviation has its own facilities in total independence of the commercial terminal, including a city side access, a vehicle parking lot with a capacity of 20 vehicles, an airside drop-off to take passengers to and from the FBO, in addition to a space dedicated to immigration formalities integrated into the FBO, in an area equipped with all the necessary facilities, in order to ensure the customs formalities.