El Al and Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national carrier, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in preparation for a codeshare agreement to allow flights between Israel and Morocco and connecting flights to other destinations in Africa and America. Joint teams are currently working on drafting the agreement.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the World Air Transport Summit held at the Annual General Meeting of IATA. It was signed by El Al CEO Avigal Soreq and Royal Air Maroc Chairman & CEO Abdelhamid Addou.
Sorek said after the signing: “The progress we made is of great importance both politically and commercially, certainly when it comes to strengthening the ties between the nations. El Al is proud of the opportunity to be an air bridge to such an important country.”
El Al launched direct flights to Morocco in July 2021, following the signing of the Abraham Accords and an aviation agreement between the two countries. The company currently operates three weekly flights to Morocco – two to Marrakesh and one to Casablanca.
The first commercial flight to Casablanca, LY 555, took off last weekend, and the Israeli plane received the traditional water salute ceremony at the airport in Casablanca.