Eight airlines to launch 40 new routes to Morocco in Summer 2019


Tourists from France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Austria, and Portugal will have the chance to travel to several destinations in Morocco via many new flights as of this summer.

The Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) announced that 8 airlines will launch 40 extra flights to Morocco: Ryanair, easyJet, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, Vueling Airlines, Transavia, Volotea Airlines and Condor Airlines.

Marrakech is gaining the most new flights. With 19 new flights to the ocher city, Marrakech is followed by Tangier, Fez, Tetouan in the north, Agadir, Ouarzazate—south of Morocco’s High Atlas, and Dakhla in southern Morocco.

Some of the 40 routes will be operated more than once a week for a total of 85 new flights weekly, on top of the 1,200 existing flights. The flights will add 456,686 new seats.

For flights between Charleroi, Belgium and Essaouira, Ryanair will take over from TUI Fly Belgium, which recently suspended its flights there, said ONMT in a statement.

TUI fly nevertheless maintains a high activity in Morocco, with the following new routes:

– Casablanca – Madrid
– Casablanca – Bergamo
– Casablanca – Montpellier

and the following exclusive routes:

– Casablanca – Alicante
– Casablanca – Lille
– Nador – Madrid
– Nador – Alicante
– Nador – Lille

In addition, starting April 15, Vueling will launch flights between Malaga in southern Spain’s Costa del Sol and Marrakech. Vueling’s flights will be operational on Mondays and Thursdays every other week. The airline will offer travellers 20,160 extra seats from Malaga to 24 national and international destinations.

Ryanair and Greece’s Aegean Airlines also recently announced they would launch new flights to several Moroccan cities in the 2019-2020 winter.

Morocco is a growing destination for international tourists. Last year, the North African country received 12.3 million tourists, according to ONMT.

Marrakech, still the popular destination it is, recorded over 2.4 million tourist arrivals from January to November in 2018, in addition to 2.6 million scheduled hotel stays through the end of the year.

Morocco is among the safest travel destinations around the world, considered safer than the US, France, and Italy according to Which? Travel’s November 2018 report relying on assessments by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the World Economic Fund.

Rabat, Mar 20, 2019

Sources: Morocco World News, TUI fly


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