Manchester Airport and Royal Air Maroc announce direct flights to Casablanca


·       Direct flights to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc are now available from Manchester Airport

·       The route adds to over 200 destinations available from the UK’s global gateway in the North

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

Passengers can now fly direct to Casablanca in Morocco from Manchester Airport with Royal Air Maroc.

The returning route adds to over 200 available from the Northern Hub and is on top of existing services to Marrakech, meaning travellers have added choice when it comes to exploring the West African country.

Casablanca is also an ideal gateway for further exploration of sub-Saharan Africa, opening up a host of opportunities for travellers from the North.

It is the first time before the pandemic that passengers from the region will be able to fly directly to Casablanca. The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and will take round 3h 30m on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Casablanca is a diverse city known for art deco architecture, Moroccan and international cuisine at gourmet restaurants, excellent shopping and sea views.

Lucie Hinton, Head of Aviation Business Development for Manchester Airport, said: 

"Here at Manchester Airport we’re proud to connect the North to the world and we’re always looking for exciting new routes to offer to the people of the region.

“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.”

Zoubida Smahi, Royal Air Maroc general manager for the UK, said: 

"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. This new service facilitates seamless travel from the North to Morocco and beyond. 

“Casablanca has reaffirmed its role as a commercial hub and a strategic gateway to sub-Saharan Africa. As the leading company in West Africa, the Moroccan national carrier aims at placing the African continent at the forefront of global connectivity with a focus on facilitating business travel, family visits and tourism. 
As a major key player in the region, Royal Air Maroc takes pride in its membership in the oneworld Alliance, bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers and smoother transfers for passengers travelling across all member airlines.” 

To buy tickets to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc visit https://flights.royalairmaroc.com/en-gb/flights-from-manchester-1