Inaugural flight of Royal Air Maroc lands in Tel Aviv

The new Casablanca-TLV route of Morocco's flag carrier will initially operate four weekly flights, with an additional weekly flight expected in the near future

The first direct flight of Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca to Tel Aviv landed today (Sunday) at Ben Gurion Airport. On this historic occasion, a delegation of businesspeople and cultural figures from Morocco arrived in Israel for a series of meetings with their Israeli counterparts.

“We are pleased to inaugurate this direct route to Tel Aviv, the first in the history of the national airline,” said Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Marco.

“We offer our customers direct flights between Morocco and Israel in less than five hours, with a unique travel experience onboard our airline. Our Skytrax 4-star quality of service is a true reference in the Africa and Mediterranean region. Through our hub in Casablanca, and as a member of the Oneworld Alliance, we directly connect more than 80 destinations around the world, one of the most dynamic networks on the continent,” added Addou.

President of Royal Air Maroc. Photo: PR

Royal Air Maroc will initially operate four weekly flights on this historic route, with an additional weekly flight expected in the near future.

Flights will take off from Casablanca on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:55 PM Morocco time, landing in Tel Aviv at 6:15 AM local time.

Flights from Tel Aviv will take off on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:15 AM Israel time, landing in Casablanca at 12:10 PM local time.

The Moroccan carrier had initially planned to launch the route last year, in the wake of the Abraham Accords signed in 2020, but the launch was postponed several times because of the pandemic. Now that Morocco is again open to international tourism, as of February 7, Royal Air Maroc has finally been given the green light to launch the new route.

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First-ever delegation from Morocco in Israel


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