New York, US (PANA) - Morocco's national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, has announced the launch of a new route between Manchester and Casablanca.
In a statement made available to PANA in New York, the airline said: "From Tuesday 28 March, the Moroccan flag-carrier will begin operating direct non-stop flights three times per week from Manchester Airport to the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco."
It said the service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
"This exciting launch sees Manchester Airport become only the third UK airport to operate flights to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc, with the airline also currently running services from London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
"The new service will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with both business and economy class seating available, and the scheduled flight time is approximately three hours and twenty minutes," it stated.
The statement said: "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."
It also disclosed that Royal Air Maroc serves over 90 destinations in four continents, bringing Africa closer to the rest of the world.
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