A Belgian airline, TUI Fly, is expanding its airline routes to include nine more flights between Moroccan and European cities.
By Carolina McCabe
Rabat – Beginning June 7, 2019, TUI Fly will offer nine new flights linking the Moroccan cities of Casablanca and Nador to Spain, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. TUI Fly already operates flights from Morocco to 12 airports in France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain.
Six flights will travel from Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca to Madrid, Alicante, Milan-Bergamo, Paris-CDG, Montpellier, and Lille. Three more flights will connect Nador International Airport to Madrid, Alicante, and Lille.
TUI Fly is a Belgian airline owned by the travel and leisure company TUI Group. TUI Belgium currently operates over 180 routes with nine major flight bases. Two of their flight bases are Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca and Marrakech Menara Airport in Morocco.
In addition to the new routes to be launched by TUI Fly, the Spanish low-cost airline Volotea is planning to launch its first route to Africa with a flight from Nice, France, to Tangier on April 5, 2019. The route will run bi-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, pending government approval.
Following suit, Air Arabia Maroc introduced a route from Agadir to Birmingham, its first flight route to the UK airport. It will also run bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, using Airbus A320s.
“Welcoming Air Arabia Maroc to Birmingham Airport for the first time ever is fantastic. For us, if the customer demand is there, it’s important we can provide enough choice to be able to meet it,” said Tom Screen, the acting aviation director at Birmingham Airport. “Air Arabia Maroc is a great addition to our collection of airlines and we look forward to working with them on this popular destination of Morocco.”