Ryanair’s new 2024 routes to Morocco

Ryanair has plans for the Summer 2024 to schedule a new route from RAK Marrakech airport to Faro (FAO) in Portugal.

The low-cost carrier intends to begin service between Faro and Marrakesh; the first planned flights are expected to depart on March 31 and run every week on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through October 25.

The good news is Ryanair has added two more flights between Tangier and Lisbon and Porto to its summer itinerary for 2024 in Morocco.

Marrakech – Montreal

Next year, 2024 the Canadian airline Air Transat plan to open a route between Montreal and Marrakech. This will be a non stop route between the two cities. The airline began operations in 1986 and now flies to over 25 countries. However this new route to Marrakech will be the first into the African continent. Currently the quickest way to travel from Marrakech to Montreal is via Casablanca.

It is expected the transatlantic direct flights will start in the Summer 2024, with a twice weekly schedule. The Moroccan Tourism Office welcomes the plan making it easier and more efficient to bring North American passengers to Morocco. In the past decade, Morocco has seen a rapid increase in passengers from Canada.

Marrakesh Earthquake

Strong earthquake hits Marrakesh

Friday 8 September 2023. At around 23:00hrs local time the city of Marrakech was struck by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the interior ministry. This has been the deadliest earthquake to hit Morocco in over 60 years. There are now reported 2,681 people who have sadly lost their lives with a further 2,500 injured from the quake. Many of the fatalities were in the surrounding districks of Marrakech.

The epicentre of the quake was just 44 miles South-West of the RAK Marrakesh airport., with cities like Casablanca and Rabat feeling the quake.

Relief efforts will be challenging as many remote villages where the quake struck are hard reach within the Atlas Mountains.

Many of the inhabitants of the Marrakech took to the streets afraid of the aftershocks from the earthquake.

The USGS have said this is the strongest earthquake to hit Morocco in more than a century.

Flights from Marrakesh airport

Flights from RAK Marrakech airport remain unaffected due to the earthquake. British Airways have their normal flight schedule is as normal. However they have laid on a larger aircraft should tourists want to return to the UK earlier than anticipated.

Also BA have said if passenger want to reschedule dates to and from Marrakesh they can do free of charge.

Algeria, a neighbouring country has said it would open its airspace to aid Morocco with aid.