The air base will provide flights from Laayoune to other cities across Morocco, as well as the Canary Islands starting June 11.
From its new air base, the company will run several flights connecting Laayoune to five other Moroccan cities, as well as the Canary Islands with an ATR-600 aircraft.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) released a statement from the airline, announcing that the flights will be operational as of June 11.
The decision is the fruit of a partnership between Royal Air Maroc and the Council of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region.
The flight will connect Laayoune to the other Moroccan destinations ten times a week, with two flights per week to each city.
MAP added that the Laayoune-Las Palmas flight will be scheduled for three times a week.
The airline’s press release said that the new offer aims to strengthen the company’s regional flights by connecting Laayoune to Casablanca, Agadir, Dakhla, and Las Palmas.
CEO Halid Addou said that Royal Air Maroc is “convinced that domestic air transport is a fundamental tool.”
He added that the company is “increasing” its “efforts with its partners to “contribute effectively to the economic and social development of the regions.”
Addou explained that “the improvement of air connections to our southern provinces will undeniably contribute to the economic and social development of our regions by strengthening their economic attractiveness, enhancing their tourism potential, and facilitating the movement of our fellow citizens.”
MAP also quoted Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid, president of the Laayoune Sakia El Hamra Region council, who said that the council gives “great importance to air transport,” which is a key factor for development projects.
“That is why we welcome the creation of this exemplary convention allowing the establishment of a regional airbase and we thank all parties who have contributed to the success of this vital project which has always been a priority demand of the inhabitants of the region,” he said.