Ryanair to launch Marseille-Morocco flights

29th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

RABAT, Aug 29, 2006 (AFP) - Europe's biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, will launch flights between Morocco and Europe at the end of October, a company official was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

RABAT, Aug 29, 2006 (AFP) - Europe's biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, will launch flights between Morocco and Europe at the end of October, a company official was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

Seven weekly flights will link Oujda in northeastern Morocco with Marseille, France, while three will fly out of the central city of Fes, Ryanair official Bridget Dowling told daily newspaper Le Maroc in an interview.

Links are also planned between Morocco and Frankfurt and London in the autumn, with tickets for Oujda to Marseille selling for EUR 23.99 one-way, Dowling said.

She described as "encouraging" the integration of Morocco, together with Croatia and Serbia, into the common European aviation zone.

In May Ryanair signed a five-year agreement with the government of Morocco to develop low-cost air access and tourism to the country from Ryanair's bases throughout Europe.

The agreement covered most of the regional airports in Morocco and involved the commitment by Ryanair to develop up to 20 routes delivering almost 1 million passengers per annum by the end of the five-year period.

"Morocco is a new market, a strategic market for our company," Dowling said.

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