Emirates Airline to Double flights to Casablanca

Emirates Airline to Double flights to Casablanca

Emirates Airline to Double flights to Casablanca

Emirates are planning to step up services to Morocco with a second daily flight, bringing up the total number of weekly flights to the kingdom to 14.

Starting from October 26, the Emirati airline company will upgrade its additional daily flight to Casablanca from an Airbus A340-500 to a Boeing 777-300ER, which means that both daily services will be served by Boeing 777s.

The additional flight along with the aircraft upgrade will allow for the increase of weekly passenger capacity to Morocco by 100%, namely reaching an extra 2520 seats per week for each direction.

Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’s vice president of commercial operations for Northern and Western Africa, said that “by providing an extra daily frequency and upgrading the aircraft, we are responding to the strong demand for additional capacity. The strengthened service will foster new business and tourism ties to one of our key destinations within Africa and open up a wealth of choice for passengers travelling from Casablanca to Dubai.” He also added that the additional flight will give more flexibility to the company’s clients.

This new initiative is expected to increase the momentum for Morocco’s import and export industry. The company’s SkyCargo will have a daily holding capacity of 46 tons in each direction. Main imported products include automobiles, wheat and petroleum products while key exports from Morocco include agricultural products, electrical components and mineral and chemical products.

The company said that it has carried over 1.6 million passengers between Dubai and Casablanca since the launch of the route in 2002.