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A few months ago, I wrote about Air Transat. It was named the World’s Best Leisure Airline in the Skytrax World Airline Awards, which are often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry.” I had never heard of the airline before the announcement (more here), but it continues to connect Canada with international destinations that are generally underserved with nonstop service from North America. Today, it announced its first destination in Africa.
Places like Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb (ZAG), Faro International Airport (FAO), and Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF) in Calabria, Italy are connected to Canada through nonstop flights with Air Transat. The airline will begin flights between Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) in June 2024.
The new route will fly 2x weekly from June to October and 1x weekly from November to April. All flights will be operated on an Airbus A321LR.
Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat, said: We are delighted to make this announcement today, as it marks a milestone in the evolution of our company. With the addition of Marrakech to our portfolio of transatlantic destinations, the first in Africa, we are consolidating the diversification of our network. This exclusive, year-round service will meet the growing demand, generated by the significant presence of the Moroccan community in Montreal and the undeniable tourist appeal of Marrakech.”
North America is currently connected to Morocco through Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN). Air Canada and Royal Air Maroc fly from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Royal Air Maroc also offers nonstop flights between Casablanca and Miami International Airport (MIA), New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Anthony’s Take: I have long wanted to go to Morocco. I’m not sure when I’ll get there, but it’s good to see additional options to travel between North America and the African nation.
(Image Credits: Air Transat.)
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