Feb 8, 2017: Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc is set to launch direct non-stop flights three times per week from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport, from 28 March.

With this, Manchester Airport becomes the third UK airport to operate flights to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. The airline also currently runs services from London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

The new service will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with both business and economy class seating available. The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The scheduled flight time is approximately 23 and 20 minutes.

As well as offering direct flights from Manchester to Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc’s new service opens the door for connections to 33 African destinations. Key connections through Casablanca, the second-largest hub to Africa, include Lagos, Accra, Nairobi and Banjul. There is also an opportunity for flight connections to Brazil, as well as daily connecting flights to popular tourist destinations such as Marrakech and Agadir.

Royal Air Maroc currently serves over 90 destinations in four continents, connecting Africa to the rest of the world.

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