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'Air Arabia' Launches New Air Route Linking Fez to Marrakech

Rabat - Moroccan low-cost airline, Air Arabia Maroc, inaugurated eight new routes on June 14, including a new flight between Fez and Marrakech, the first of its kind in Moroccan history. 

The flight between Marrakech and Fez flight will operate three times a week as a promotional offer. The flight currently costs MAD 250 one way. It has been developed in collaboration with Morocco's National Tourist Office (ONMT).

Both Air Arabia Maroc and ONMT aim to make the city of Fez accessible from various international destinations including Barcelona, London, Brussels, Lyon, Strasbourg, Rome and Amsterdam.

Thanks to a new terminal, inaugurated by King Mohammed VI on May 29 of this year, the Fes airport is on target to surpass more than one million passengers for the year 2017.

In 2016, nearly 900,000 passengers were processed through a woefully inadequate terminal designed to handle only 500,000. The new terminal will increase passenger capacity to approximately 2.5 million.

An increase of 12 percent was necessary to hit the one million passenger target for 2017. So far in 2017, passengers traveling through the Fes airport have already risen by 13.6 percent, compared to an increase of just 1 percent for all of 2016.

To celebrate its new domestic air route, Air Arabia Maroc invited the most deserving schoolchildren of Fez to take part in the inaugural flight to discover a journey by plane and experience a voyage aboard the Airbus A320.

Based in Casablanca and founded in April 2009, Air Arabia Maroc is Morocco’s first low cost airline.

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