Moroccan Airports Authority adopts new E-gate technology at Marrakech hub

Moroccan Airports Authority

The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA), in collaboration with National Aviation Services (NAS), has introduced the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge located at the Marrakech Menara Airport.

With the innovative self-service check in, guests visiting the Pearl Lounge can access the facility faster, without checking in at the reception desk or waiting in a queue, by simply scanning their printed or online boarding pass at the gate and entering the lounge. The E-gate then effectively captures all the boarding pass data, checks eligibility, enters the transaction into a database for billing and reporting and opens the gate for eligible passengers – all in less than 2 seconds.  The E-gate also supports lounge membership cards and vouchers.

NAS has been exclusively managing the refurbishment and operations of 16 lounges across nine airports in Morocco, following a 10-year concession awarded by ONDA.


“As the exclusive lounge operator for ONDA in Morocco, NAS is responsible for bringing world-class facilities and services to the local airports,” group CEO, NAS, Hassan El-Houry remarked. “Since kicking off operations in the country, we have invested in infrastructure, resources and training, provided operational expertise, cutting-edge technology solutions and industry benchmarked services, to launch and manage refurbished lounges across the country.”

The newly introduced E-gates will help enhance NAS’ offerings in the country and amplify its efforts to ensure that Moroccan airports supersede recognised international airports around the world.