Tangier Airport (officially, Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport) is located in Morocco approximately 25km south-west of Tangier. It is the main international airport in the North of Morocco, with daily connections to Europe and the rest of Morocco. In 2008, Tangier Airport was completely renovated and a new terminal building was built. Although small, this new terminal building brings Tangier Airport to a European standard and has doubled its passenger capacity. You can see the new Tangier Airport terminal building on the homepage of this website.
Previously, the Tangier Airport was known as Tangier Boukhalef. The airport gets its new name from Ibn Battouta, a world-famous traveller from the 14th Century. Ibn Battouta was born in Tangier in 1306.
Tangier Airport has expanded significantly in the last 10 years, with yearly passenger numbers growing from 262,000 in 2005 to 856,000 in 2015. This positive trend in passenger traffic is partly thanks to Northern Morocco’s increasing popularity as a tourist destination. With world-class beaches, stunning mountain ranges, and charming traditional villages, the North of Morocco is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Africa.