RAK Airport - Marrakech Menara Airport Airport ( Marrakech , Morocco )


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Marrakech Menara Airport RAK AIRPORT OVERVIEW

Marrakech Menara Airport RAK is an international airport located close to Marrakech - the capital city of the Marrakech / Tensift / El Haouz region off Morocco, northwest Africa. It is one of the 13 most beautiful airports in the world.  When heading to the Airport take the road in the Essaouira direction.

Under the 'Present Renewed Marrakech' project 2014-2017, the aim is to make Marrakech an international tourism destination.  It includes cultural heritage, urban transport, integration, and peservatoin of the envionment.  Many historic monuments, city walls and the old Medina districts.  The intent is to create a city of popular arts, a Heritage Museum, conservatory, Moroccan water culture museum, 2 hospitals , 2 health car centers and 18 educationsal institutions. 
   Part of this endeavor is Marrakech Menara Airport, which is to double its capacity to reach 9M passengers annually and to be completed before the upcoming Wolrd Conference on Climate Change ('COP 22') - schedued for November 2016.
The project includes a new air terminal & restore Air Station 1, its infrastructure and associated structures.  The new Air Station is to have the latest technologies, with international standards as to safety, security and service quality - including an automated baggage handling system, 6 telescopic bridges & surveillance cameras. 

With a long runway and an estimated 3 million passengers a year, Marrakech Menara Airport is hub to Royal Air Maroc and is served by many regular and low-cost European airlines with direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The passenger terminal complex at Marrakech Menara Airport consists of two terminals – T1 & T2.
Both together occupy an area of 42,000 square meters - designed for only 2.5 million passengers.  For any airport inquiry, contact the call center at 080 1000 224.
   Terminal 1 offers BMCE bank & Banque Populaire branches in both the Arrivals and Departures halls; The Public Hall has a book & tobacco store, a Morocan pastry shop, Douceurs d’Orient, Bar café Atasa in both Arrivals & Departures halls; the new Raal restaurant in the departure lounge; duty-free shops Dufry Maroc & IDFS; clothing shop Lacoste, and various Moroccan craft shops.
   Terminal 2  offers a Banque Populaire branch in Arrivals & Departures hall; the Public Hall has a book & tobacco store, a Morocan pastry shop; Bar café Atasa in the departure lounge; duty-free shops Dufry Maroc & IDFS; and various Moroccan craft shops.

- Rental car counters at Marrakech Airport are located in the Arrivals areas of both terminals. 
- Global Exchange and BMCE Bank offer banking facilities. 
- WiFi access is available throughout the Airport. 
- Lounges:  The 'Convives de marque' lounges are at both departures & arrivals areas, with dining choices, equipped work spaces & information service.
- FastTrack at the arrival area is for 'Convives de marque' subscribers.

Current and future Airport developments:   As the current airport is expected to reach its full 9M passenger capacity by 2025, a new Airport is currently under construction with a 10M passenger a year capacity, and a 3,500 x 60 meter runway.