Play it again, Sam. Originally built by the US as a military airport during WWII, Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport has evolved into the busiest airport in Morocco. After Morocco gained its indepedence from France in the 1950s, the airport basically rebranded into a public airport named after the former King/Sultan of Morocco, Mohammed V who ruled in the 50s-60s.
There are two terminals 1 (domestic and international) and 2 (international). It is the hub of Royal Air Maroc and probably services more passengers from Paris to Morocco than any other airport in the country.
Remember: ✈️ = what in heaven’s name brought you to casablanca? to ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ = the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Convenience to the city: ✈️✈️✈️ (30 km from the city, but there is a train station on in Terminal 1 that will take you to the city)
Ease of navigating through terminals: ✈️✈️ (Terminals 1 and 2 are connected, lack of signage makes things a little difficult. Airport communication is in French, Arabic and English but can be confusing)
Convenience of check in/security lines: ✈️ (very crowded, expect longer wait times)
Dining: ✈️✈️✈️ (some westernized options: Starbucks, pomme de pain — very expensive)
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️ (could use more facilities based on the level of passenger traffic)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️ (free wifi x 30 minutes, remember your European adaptor plugs)
Amenities: ✈️✈️ (there’s a few international brand stores, local Moroccan purveyors, pharmacy, urgent care, Pearl lounge and a VIP concierge service)