The Moroccan National Tourist Office signs a strategic partnership with the airline, which is committed to increasing seat capacity by +54% compared to 2019, the pre-covid reference year. The airline plans to operate 37 routes this summer, serving the Kingdom from 45 European airports to 10 Moroccan destinations.
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair traveled to Morocco especially to sign a strategic partnership with Adel El Fakir, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT). Accompanied by Jason McGuinness, commercial director of the company, he held several working meetings with the teams before initialling the partnership agreement which seals the company’s commitments in Morocco for the next summer season.
For Adel El Fakir, director general of the ONMT:
“Good air programming is a sine qua none condition for a rapid and sustainable resumption of tourist activity. This is one of our priority missions today. The arrival in person of the CEO of Ryanair in Morocco is a strong signal of the company’s confidence in the destination”. The Irish company has thus announced extremely ambitious objectives for the Morocco destination. For the upcoming Summer 2022 season, the company is now committing to a record capacity of 2,073,600 seats, an increase of 54% compared to 2019, the pre-Covid reference year.
Which makes Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair say:
“Morocco is one of our priority markets, due to its strong appeal and the growing year-on-year demand from travelers for this destination. We are therefore very happy to announce an ambitious partnership with the ONMT, in a context of very promising recovery”. Ryanair plans to operate 37 routes this summer, serving Morocco from 45 European airports to 10 Moroccan destinations, namely Agadir, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier and Tetouan.
Several new connections will be inaugurated between European airports and Moroccan destinations: London Stansted-Tangier, Rome-Tangier, Las Palmas-Marrakech, Edinburgh-Marrakech, Limoges-Marrakech, Alicante-Marrakech, Porto-Fès, Lisbon-Fès, Rome- Fez, Bologna-Fez.
It should be recalled that the current winter 2021-22 season has seen the opening of the new Agadir air base, where the company has based 2 aircraft, thus allowing a massive injection of seat capacity to Agadir. Ryanair thus stands out as the first company in terms of air capacity to Morocco (excluding the hub of Casablanca).
The ONMT thus continues its momentum of reconquering international markets.