Morocco will expand its airline routes in summer

Aiming to attract more visitors during the summer, high tourist season in the northern hemisphere, Morocco will open 40 new air routes in this period, which will facilitate the access of foreigners to the country. According to the country’s national tourism department (ONMT), Morocco received 12.3 million tourists last year, being one of the main destinations in North Africa. The number is expected to grow with more flight options.

Marrakech market, one of the most attractive tourist destination in Morocco (Photo: Christophe Faugere – Getty Images

These routes give new options for flights from countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Turkey, as well as creates new routes linking the country to Austria, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, and Portugal.

According to the ONMT, there will be 85 new weekly flights, representing an increase of almost 500,000 new seats for tourists.

Marrakech will be the most favored city with the new routes, being the destination of 19 of them. Agadir, Dakhla, Fès, Ouarzazate, Tangier, and Tétouan will also receive new flights.

For Brazilians, the only options for direct flights to Morocco are leaving Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Both go to Casablanca, the largest city in the country.