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.
Rabat – The Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) announced that 40 new flights will connect Morocco to Turkey, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy in summer 2019.
Other new flights will link major Moroccan cities and Greece, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, and Portugal as of this summer.
Eight airlines will launch 40 extra flights to Morocco: Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, Britain’s EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, Spain’s Vueling Airlines, the Netherlands’ Transavia, Spanish low-cost Volotea Airlines, and Germany’s 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 flights will operate more than once a week for a total of 85 new flights weekly, on top of the 1,200 existing flights per week. The flights will add 456,686 new seats.
For flights between Charleroi, Belgium and Essaouira, Ryanair will take over from the Belgian TUI Fly airline, which recently suspended its flights there, said ONMT in a statement.
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 travelers 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, one of Morocco’s most popular destinations, recorded over 2.4 million tourist arrivals from January to November in 2018 and had 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.