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Two weekly flights to “The Red City” in an Airbus A320 aircraft
A new carrier is now at Vienna Airport. Effective immediately, Air Arabia Maroc operates flights between Vienna and Marrakech. “Air Arabia Maroc is a new airline offering year-round flights to the oriental tourism destination. Northern Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a travel destination, passenger volume has increased since the beginning of 2018”, says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport. The new route was officially opened yesterday evening by Vienna Airport and Air Arabia Maroc.
Marrakech is one of the four Moroccan royal cities. Austrian tourists like to fly to “The Red City” as a vacation destination throughout the entire year due to its warm temperatures. The city offers an adventure in the flair of One Thousand and One Nights (1001 Arabian Nights) thanks to its impressive old town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as oriental cuisine, bustling souks (markets) and relaxing hammam spas.
“Thanks to the new flight connection, there are now up to five weekly direct flights from Vienna to “The Red City”. Passenger volume from Vienna Airport to Africa rose 37% in the year 2017 and already more than 30% since the beginning of 2018. Marrakech is an attractive holiday destination, particularly in the cold season, and we expect further growth on this route”, says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
Twice per week from Vienna to Marrakech
The Moroccan low-cost carrier will take off twice each week on flights linking Marrakech and Vienna. An aircraft departs from Marrakech at 2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and arrives in Vienna at 7:50 p.m. The return flight from Vienna leaves at 8:50 p.m. and lands in Marrakech at 00:10 a.m the following day. The flights deploy the airline’s new Airbus A320 aircraft. The direct connection featuring the highest quality service promises passengers a comfortable journey.
Air Arabia Maroc: subsidiary of Air Arabia based in Casablanca
Air Arabia Maroc is a subsidiary of Air Arabia headquartered in Casablanca. It is the first Moroccan low-cost carrier. The airline, founded in April 2009, combines comfort, reliability and an excellent price-performance ratio. More information and booking options are available at www.airarabia.com
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