Morocco’s tourism sector is intensifying as major airlines starting to create greater strategies to increase the performance of country’s tourism and trade.
Royal Air Maroc, government owned carrier declare in June that it would acquire 20-30 news aircrafts by 2020 and 5 long-haul jets and by December of this year, Nairobi and Sao Paulo will be added to their routes.
Other airlines also disclose their anticipation on the increasing number of visitors to North African kingdom.
In less than a year, British airways increase its number of flights between Marrakech and London having 7-10 flights per week on winter days.
Ryanair, added two bases in Fez and Marrakech bringing the total number of airports it serves to eight.
The chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc, noted recently to local media that while the number of budget airlines serving Morocco has increased by 25% this year, there are major tourist destinations with little to no air service, such as Ouarzazate, Errachidia, Laayoune, Dakhla and Essaouira, which should provide opportunities for growth.
Since April 2013, commercial air passengers increased by 3.55%. It has been noted that passengers from Europe, which account for three-quarters of air traffic, increased by more than 7% in April, matched by a rise in international passengers overall, although domestic passengers declined by 8.76%. Two largest travelers are coming from France and Spain.