BA announces Marrakech flights
Tags: British Airways, easyJet, London Gatwick airport, Marrakech
British Airways (BA) has announced plans to resume flights from Gatwick to the Moroccan city of Marrakech.
The service is scheduled to run three times a week from March 27 next year.
BA has previously flown to Marrakech as GB Airways but the service ended in March 2008 when low-fare carrier easyJet took over GB Airways.
BA’s UK and Ireland sales and marketing head, Richard Tams, said: “BA offers a real alternative to discerning travellers to Morocco.”
The new route was announced at the opening of the World Travel Market in London. The flag carrier airline also announced a sale of Gatwick fares to European destinations including Amsterdam, Geneva, Rome, Turin and Venice.
Marrakech is known as the “Red City” and is situated in the south-west of the country near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat. It was once an imperial city and has more than a million inhabitants.
The city is divided into two parts – the Medina, the historical city, and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. It is served by Menara International Airport and a rail link to Casablanca and the north.
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