The company will inaugurate the flight on October 29.
The company will mobilize two weekly flights to link the two cities Tuesdays and Sundays, a statement from Essaouira’s Provincial Council of Tourism announced.
The new flight is the result of several partners, including Morocco’s National Tourism Office (ONMT), according to the press release published by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
“This new airline will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the tourism sector in the city” of Essaouira.
The statement added that tourism operators in the city have “welcomed” the initiative, which is part of ONMT’s approach to open the city to the world.
The direct flight will also connect Essaouira to a tourism market with high potential, according to the statement.
Ryanair will also launch a flight from Brussels Zaventem to Essaouira in October. The company will operate the new route twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
In February, the company unveiled its 2019-2020 winter flight schedule, which also includes new flights from Marseille to Agadir, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate.
The coastal city of Essaouira receives thousands of tourists annually, especially in the summer for the Gnawa music festival.
Ryanair currently serves the Moroccan cities of Agadir, Fez, Marrakech, Nador, Oujda, Rabat, and Tangier.