The new air routes cover eight Moroccan cities.
Rabat – As Moroccan tourism revenues continue to show strong signs of recovery from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moroccan National Tourism Office (ONMT) announced on February 14 plans to increase travel routes and the number of Seats available to and from Morocco with national and international airlines.
The ONMT plans to launch 35 new air routes through 10 airlines, which will connect eight Moroccan cities with destinations abroad this summer.
Interest in Morocco as a tourist destination skyrocketed after the world witnessed all that Morocco has to offer and the country's warm spirit following the 2022 World Cup, where Morocco received a lot of coverage thanks to impressive performances of its Atlas Lions.
Increasing access to and from Morocco plays a crucial role in increasing tourism revenue, noted Adel El Fakir, Director General of ONMT, in the press release about the announcement.
Morocco's commitment to promoting tourism includes the following destinations: Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakech, Fez, Ouarzazate, Nador, Tangier and Rabat.
Moroccan cities will be connected to destinations in Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, the United Kingdom and Portugal.
The airlines included in the new program for 2023 are Air Arabia Morocco, Binter Canarias, EasyJet, Luxair, Eurowings Discover, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines, Volotea, TUIfly Belgium and Vueling.
Within Morocco, some towns now have expanded connections, such as Agadir, which is connected to Strasbourg and Lisbon through the Irish company Ryanair.
In addition, Eurowings Discover will connect Frankfurt with Agadir and the British airline EasyJet will launch flights from Scotland's Glasgow to Agadir.
Essaouira, one of the most appreciated holiday destinations in Morocco, will be accessible via Bordeaux with EasyJet, as well as via the Canary Islands through the company Binter. London will also have a flight with Ryanair and Barcelona with Vueling to and from Essaouira.
The ancient city of Fez will be connected to the Spanish cities Alicante and Palma de Mallorca, both accessible by Ryanair. Additionally, passengers can fly from Dusseldorf to Fez with Air Arabia Maroc and also to Clermont-Ferrand via Ryanair.
Morocco's coveted red city, Marrakech, will see seven new openings of several air routes, the capital of Rabat will have three new connections and Tangier will launch four routes. Both Nador and Ouarzazate will have two new air routes.