Airlines

Ryanair invests US$1.4 billion in Morocco for 2024

Ryanair has today (13 Dec) announced its biggest ever Summer schedule to Morocco, operating over 1,100 weekly flights across 175 routes, including 35 new routes.

As part of this $1.4 billion investment, Ryanair is also proud to announce the arrival of its legendary ultra-low fares on 11 Moroccan domestic routes – boosting internal connectivity and stimulating traffic growth across the Kingdom.

As part of this record Summer 2024 schedule, which will deliver over 5m passengers (+33% growth) to/from, and now within the Kingdom, Ryanairhas announced its 4th Moroccan base, with 2 new aircraft in Tangier (a US$200m investment), as well as Ryanair’s first flights to Beni-Mellal and Errachidia airports.

Ryanair’s investment in Morocco now exceeds over US$1.4bn in aircraft – supporting over 500 highly paid direct jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers and 1,000’s of support jobs in tourism, delivering economic growth across 12 cities including Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez, Agadir, Tangier, Ouarzazate, and Essaouira.

Ryanair’s S24 Morocco schedule delivers:

14 based aircraft (7 Marrakesh, 3 Fez, 2 Agadir and 2 Tangier)
Over 5m passengers to/from and within the Kingdom (33% growth)
175 routes, incl. 35 new routes (24 internat and 11 doms)
A new 2 aircraft base in Tangier (US$200m inv)
2 new airports – Beni Mellal and Errachidia (12 Moroccan airports served)
11 new domestic routes from just MAD330 each way
Over 500 direct highly paid aviation professional jobs

Eddie Wilson, Ryanair DAC’s CEO, said, “This is a historic day for the partnership between Ryanair and the Kingdom of Morocco.

“Ryanair is proud to unveil a $1.4bn major investment in Morocco for Summer ’24 which with our biggest Summer schedule delivers more than 5m passengers to/from, and within the Kingdom of Morocco.

“This record S24 schedule will see Ryanair operate over 175 routes, launch 35 new routes incl. 11 domestic routes at low fares, which will boost tourism and connectivity within the Kingdom with fares from just MAD330 each way.

“Ryanair will also open a new 2 aircraft base in Tangier (4th Morocco base), creating over 60 highly paid aviation jobs in Tangier.

“This will take Ryanair’s total investment in the Kingdom to over US$1.4bn, employing 500 people directly, and supporting thousands of jobs in the local tourism economy.

“Ryanair is also excited this Summer to launch flights to 2 new airports – Beni Mellal and Errachidia. We are confident with the Kingdoms continued support that today will be one of many exciting announcements we will be making together, as Ryanair supports the development of tourism infrastructure in Morocco in advance of the 2030 World Cup – with Ryanair cheering on the Atlas Lions.

“Ryanair wishes to thank His Excellency Mr. Aziz Akhannouch Head of Government of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, his Ministers of Transport and Tourism, Mr. Mohammed Abdeljalil and Ms. Fatim-Zahra Ammor, as well as Mr. Adel El-Fakir, CEO of the Moroccan National Tourist Office for their vision and trust in securing this record investment for Morocco.

“Together we will continue to develop Morocco’s infrastructure, connectivity and tourism, all of which will be underpinned and stimulated by Ryanair’s legendary low fares and industry leading punctuality”.

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