Royal Air Maroc to Resume Direct Manchester-Casablanca Flights

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 on the taxiway.
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Passengers flying from Manchester Airport now have another exciting destination on their itinerary: Casablanca, Morocco.

Royal Air Maroc has reintroduced a direct route between Manchester and Casablanca, enhancing connectivity between the UK and the vibrant North African nation.

Flights will operate three times a week using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Royal Air Maroc: Bridging the Gap

Royal Air Maroc, as a leading carrier in West Africa, has taken a significant step in strengthening the ties between Morocco and the UK.

With the relaunch of direct flights from Manchester to Casablanca, the airline aims to facilitate convenient travel for passengers from the North to Morocco and beyond.

Zoubida Smahi, Royal Air Maroc’s general manager for the UK, emphasized the airline’s commitment to enhancing global connectivity, especially with a focus on business travel, family visits, and tourism.

“As part of its expansion plan, Royal Air Maroc is delighted to participate in strengthening the connections between Morocco and the UK through the re-launch of the direct flights from Manchester to Casablanca,” said Smahi.

The new service offers flights three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. This should provide travelers with flexibility in planning their journeys.

Operating on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the flights boast a comfortable journey duration of approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

A line of Royal Air Maroc aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Royal Air Maroc

Exploring Casablanca: A City of Diversity

Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, awaits travelers with its rich tapestry of experiences. From art deco architecture to delectable cuisine, the city offers a myriad of attractions.

Casablanca is renowned for its stunning art deco buildings, which reflect its cosmopolitan character and historical significance.

Exploring the city’s architecture provides insight into its cultural heritage and modern urban development.

Moroccan cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, blending traditional spices with international influences.

Gourmet restaurants in Casablanca offer an array of culinary experiences, from savory tagines to fragrant couscous dishes.

For those inclined towards retail therapy, Casablanca’s bustling souks and modern shopping malls present endless opportunities for exploration.

From traditional handicrafts to high-end fashion, the city caters to every shopper’s desire.

With its picturesque coastline, Casablanca beckons visitors to unwind and soak in breathtaking sea views. Whether strolling along the Corniche or enjoying a sunset cruise, the city’s maritime charm is undeniable.

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Photo Credit: Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport’s Role

Lucie Hinton, Head of Aviation Business Development for Manchester Airport, underscores the significance of connecting the North to global destinations.

“Casablanca is a really exciting destination – it showcases modern Morocco alongside more traditional sights alongside a fantastic seafront that also means it benefits from a cool breeze.”

“On top of this it’s a great base for further exploration of Morocco,” said Hinton.

The addition of Casablanca to Manchester Airport’s roster of routes reflects its commitment to offering diverse travel options for the region’s residents.

Beyond Casablanca, Morocco serves as a gateway to sub-Saharan Africa, opening up a world of possibilities for adventurous travelers.

With its strategic location and excellent transport connections, Casablanca facilitates onward travel to other Moroccan cities and neighboring countries.

Aviation experts highlight the importance of Casablanca as a commercial hub and gateway to Africa. Royal Air Maroc‘s membership in the oneworld Alliance further enhances connectivity. This connection offers passengers easy transfers and access to a wider network of destinations.


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