The first flight will take off on October 31.
Rabat – British low-cost carrier EasyJet has announced its plan to launch a direct flight serving the Marrakech-Belfast air route.
The company has put 16,000 seats on sale. Belfast Telegraph reported that the first flight is scheduled for October 31.
The company will serve the destination with two flights a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flights will continue throughout the winter until the end of March 2020, added the British news outlet.
Neil Slaven, the company’s UK chief expressed satisfaction with the new air project.
“We are very pleased to strengthen our network at Belfast International Airport with this new winter service to Marrakech,” Slaven told Belfast Telegraph.
He described the company’s plan as a “new and refreshing addition” to his company’s portfolio.
“We’re confident it will prove popular with our customers in Northern Ireland searching for some winter sun.”
He added that EasyJet currently serves Marrakech from a “number of existing airports.”
“It does really well.”
Salven also said that the company’s customers love Marrakech.
“It’s very popular and our customers tell us it’s somewhere they enjoy going to.”
Business development director at Belfast International Airport, Uel Hoey predicts that the new flight will be a success.
“Morocco has long been popular for local holidaymakers, particularly with its strong appeal during the winter months.”
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.
Recent statistics from the Moroccan Tourist Observatory show that Marrakech and Agadir took the lead in terms of overnight stays, registering 58% of the overall overnight stays in the first four months of 2019.