The flight is part of Morocco’s strategy to connect Morocco with Asia.
The Inquirer reported on September 12 that Morocco signed a deal with the Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) during a meeting held last week in Rabat, Morocco.
DOTr announced that the parties signed a memorandum of understanding, “granting full third and fourth freedom traffic rights for both passenger and cargo, and setting out other operational details for their respective designated carriers.”
The agreement is pending ratification.
Philstar said that the agreement will allow the two airlines to increase daily flights between the two countries.
The deal would also increase tourism between Morocco and the Philippines as well as strengthen trade and diplomatic ties.
The new pact is part of Morocco’s strategy to connect North Africa with other continents. On Wednesday, September 11, Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc announced that it will inaugurate a direct flight between Casablanca and Beijing. The flight will take less than 13 hours.
The new flight will start operating on January 16.