Air Arabia Maroc, one of Morocco’s largest low-cost carriers has operated its first direct service from Birmingham Airport to the Moroccan city of Agadir.
An inaugural ceremony was held at the airport to celebrate the flight. Passengers arriving on the 1120 hours flight, along with Birmingham Airport and Air Arabia Maroc employees, gathered to celebrate the service which operates twice in a week.
Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport, says: “Officially welcoming Air Arabia Maroc to Birmingham Airport for the first time ever is fantastic. For us, if the customer demand is there, it’s important we can provide enough choice to be able to meet it – whether this involves the introduction of additional direct services or an increase in the frequency of services.
He adds: “With its warm temperatures, Agadir is a destination which can be enjoyed during the summer and winter months alike, providing our customers affordable air travel all year round. Air Arabia Maroc is a great addition to our collection of airlines and we look forward to working with Air Arabia Maroc on this popular destination of Morocco.”
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, enthuses: “We are pleased to link Birmingham to our base in Agadir with direct weekly flights. Birmingham is the latest city to join Air Arabia Maroc’s ever growing destination network in the United Kingdom and Europe offering customer a wider choice for affordable air travel.”
Agadir is a major touristic city in Morocco known for its pleasant climate and a 10-kilometer long seafront offering visitors an unforgettable experience.