According to the annual report on commercial air traffic statistics between France and the rest of the world, published by France’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), more than 20.5 million passengers were counted on flights between France and the African continent in 2019, up 5.1% on 2018.
This is airport traffic evaluated in terms of local passengers (departure and arrival) or total passengers (including transit passengers counted only once).
Morocco had the highest number of passengers in Africa with France in 2019 with 6.9 million passengers, or 33.5% of total passenger traffic. Far behind follow Algeria (4.35 million passengers), Tunisia (3.45 million passengers) and Egypt (639,096 passengers).
By airline companies, Air France and the other French flags (Transavia, Corsair, Aigle Azur, etc.) take the lion’s share with 8.69 million passengers carried in 2019, that is 42% of the passenger traffic between France and Africa.
Far behind follow Air Algérie (2.86 million passengers), Royal Air Maroc (1.72 million passengers), Tunisair (1.39 million passengers), Air Mauritius (577,966 passengers) and Air Arabia Maroc (512,895 passengers).