Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced an extensive $1.4m investment plan for its 2024 Morocco schedule to boost “internal connectivity”.
The new schedule features 1,100 weekly flights across 175 and 35 new routes and highlights the arrival of “ultra-low fares” across 11 Moroccan domestic routes.
According to Ryanair, its investment plan will enhance interconnectivity and stimulate a 33% growth increase across the UK.
Alongside the new schedule, Ryanair will introduce its fourth Moroccan base, featuring two new aircraft in Tangier boasting a $200m investment, as well as Ryanair’s first flights to Beni-Mellal and Errachidia airports.
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”.
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“This record S24 schedule will see Ryanair operate over 175 routes, and 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’s aircraft investment in Morocco will support over 500 direct jobs for pilots, cabin crew, and engineers, as well as thousands of support jobs in tourism.
The airline stated how this will deliver economic growth in 12 cities including Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez, Agadir, Tangier, Ouarzazate, and Essaouira.