Also Casablanca-Moscow connections. This is the goal of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, which issued a statement to the attention of the heads of the country’s airlines. She invites them to think New flights have opened in eleven countries, including the Kingdom of Morocco.
“I urge airline officials to submit to the Federal Air Transport Agency’s Department of Transportation Regulation and International Cooperation. Proposals to improve air transport in the following countries: Myanmar, Malaysia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia”Published by Russian company.
Be that as it may, these are not Moscow’s first connections with Rabat. Russian companies S7 Airlines and Aeroflot have already opened flights to Morocco in 2021. As for S7 Airlines, the company offered a weekly flight between Moscow-Domodedovo Airport and Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca from April 30, 2021. Aeroflot offers the same service connecting Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport and Agadir Al Masira Airport.
The Russian capital has been an important hub for contacts with the Kingdom of Morocco, not only establishing contacts with Russia, but also facilitating contacts with Eastern and Southern Europe.. This is the case of Royal Air Maroc, which has set up three weekly Casablanca-Moscow flights since 2011 and has partnered with S7 Airlines and Aeroflot to increase its presence in Eastern Europe.
Morocco is a boost to tourism
If the Russian economy, suffering from Western sanctions for its aggression in Ukraine, is benefiting from a breath of fresh air, so is the Moroccan economy. New flight connections to Morocco will boost Moroccan tourism, One of the country’s economic engines, the North African country is thanks to a growing number of Russian visitors.
An increase in revenue for Morocco at its tourism zenith: The start of summer without restrictions due to Covid-19 and Russians resuming travel abroad. According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), 7.5 million tourists stayed abroad between January and September 2020, a 43% increase over the previous year. As for Morocco, more than 40,000 Russian citizens visited the kingdom in 2019, according to the country’s Tourism Observatory.
Besides, Promoting tourism is on Aziz Akannooch’s executive roadmap. The Moroccan government plans to reach 17.5 million tourists and generate revenues of 11 billion euros over four years, peaking in 2026. For this, Rabat is planning to strengthen its flight services by increasing international connections.