The new flights are set to operate biweekly and aim to boost tourist traffic between Morocco and its Iberian neighbor Spain.
The Barcelona-based airline will operate two flights weekly between the two cities, starting July 1, said a press release.
With the new route, Vueling aims to increase its presence in the Moroccan market, a market that has been one of Vueling’s most dynamic in the past two years, the press release noted.
The Spanish company is already operating in four Moroccan airports, with direct flights linking Barcelona to the cities of Tangier, Nador, Fez, and Marrakech.
Vueling was founded in 2004. It currently offers flights to more than 340 destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2020, the company aims to expand its destinations to attract 200,000 more passengers, growing by 8% from 2019.
In recent months, several international airlines have opened new flights linking Marrakech to international destinations.
In October 2019, Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced the launch of a new biweekly flight between Zaragoza in northwestern Spain and Marrakech in March 2020.
In December 2019, Turkish Airlines announced it would increase its flights between Istanbul-Ataturk Airport and Marrakech Menara Airport from five flights per week to seven flights weekly.
Marrakech is known as the tourist capital of Morocco, receiving more than two million tourists every year, including several international celebrities.