A Boeing (B787-9) Dreamliner with 274 passengers landed at the Marrakech Menara airport on Thursday, marking the airline’s first ever Marrakech-Jeddah flight..
A Boeing (B787-9) Dreamliner with 274 passengers landed at the Marrakech Menara Airport on Thursday, marking the airline’s first ever Marrakech-Jeddah flight.
The flight will serve the destination with three times a week: Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Saturdays.
Commenting on the flight, the General Director of the Saudi Company in Morocco, Mohammed Saad Al Semrani,said that the fight will expand the network of scheduled flights provided by the Saudi airline to Morocco.
He added that the flight also seeks to strengthen air traffic between the two countries. He added that number of passengers aboard Saudi Airlines to and from Morocco in 2018 amounts to more than 400,000 passengers.
Officials celebrated the first ever flight between the two destinations with an inaugural ceremony on Thursday, which was attended by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Rabat, Abdellah Ben Saad Al Ghariri; the Director General of the Saudi Arabian Company in Morocco, along with Al Semrani, and the director general of civil aviation, Zakaria Belghazi.
Al Ghariri said that the direct flight between the two cities represents an added value for Morocco, “a country considered a tourism destination by excellence.”
He added that the opening of the flight will encourage tourism and will serve as a “byceus to inaugurate other lines to other tourism cities across Morocco.”
Director of the Marrakech-Menara airport Naoual Mounir supported Al Ghariri’s statements, emphasizing that the new flight will stheten air offers at the level of flights for Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage in the Marrakech-Safi region.
She added that the new flight “represents a qualitative leap for Marrakech-Menara airport.”
In May, the airline announced that Marrakech “becomes the carrier’s second destination in the country.”