Rabat - American airline company "Delta Air Lines" plans to open a direct route between Washington D.C. and Marrakech.Morocco’s Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad confirmed the airline’s proposal of the new route that could link the ‘Red City’ to the U.S. capital , according to Medias24.
Rabat – American airline company “Delta Air Lines” plans to open a direct route between Washington D.C. and Marrakech.
Morocco’s Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad confirmed the airline’s proposal of the new route that could link the ‘Red City’ to the U.S. capital , according to Medias24.
“We are still in talks but nothing is signed yet because it is a little expensive to satisfy the U.S. demands,” the minister was quoted as saying.
The same source said that if negotiations between Moroccan authorities and Delta Air Lines succeed, it will pave the way for the opening of other routes by foreign airlines.
Marrakech-Washington D.C. non-stop route would be an option for the American airline to mark its strong presence in the aviation marketplace.
Last July, members of the Moroccan community living in North America campaigned and organized sit-ins to demand the creation of direct flights linking the United States and Canada to Morocco.
A petition was submitted last summer to request United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways, Air Transat and Delta Air Lines to launch direct flights between North America and Morocco.
The Moroccan diaspora said that passengers flying to Morocco have no choice but to fly with Morocco’s national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM), which monopolizes this destination for decades.