The coastal city is home to the internationally renowned Gnaoua Festival, convening thousands of tourists every year.
Rabat – Irish low-cost airline Ryanair officially inaugurated its Brussels-Essaouira flight on Tuesday, october 29.
The flight arrived at the international airport of Essaouira with 188 passengers on board. The new route aims to strengthen air connectivity to the windy city, Essaouira, one of the most popular cities in Morocco for both local and international tourists, especially surfers.
Ryanair will serve the flight between the two destinations twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
President of Essaouira’s Provincial Council for Tourism Redwane Khanne told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) at the inauguration ceremony that the flight will help the company increase the “flow of tourists to Essaouira in terms of overnight stays and arrivals.”
Commonly known as Mogador, Essaouira is also one of the cities that attracts visitors during the new year holiday. Khanne said that last year during the new year that all of Essaouira’s hotels were full.
“The city of Essaouira is well known orryanair for its calmness, security and simplicity and friendliness of its natives,” he added.
The coastal city attracts thousands of tourists every summer as it coincides with the International Gnaoua Festival.
The city is also home to Jewish heritage as Jewish pilgrims gather annually to celebrate the Hiloula of Rabbi Haim Pinto.
UNESCO added the medina of Essaouira to its World Heritage list in 2001
Several other airlines serve flights to Essaouira, including EasyJet, Transavia France, and Royal Air Maroc.