Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and the Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT) have announced a new weekly flight linking Marrakech to Ouarzazate starting November 11.
For the 40-minute domestic route, RAM will deploy an ATR72 aircraft with a capacity of 70, according to a joint press release issued on October 2. The new flight will be available three times a week: on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The flight will leave Marrakech at 4:45 p.m., while its counterpart will take off from Ouarzazate at 6:05 p.m.
The prices of the new flight are MAD 300 for economic class (MAD 600 for a roundtrip ticket) and 600 for business class (MAD 1200 for a roundtrip ticket). Tickets are already on sale on the official website of the airline and the commercial agencies for the company.
The flight aims to boost tourism in the two destinations.
“This link will allow foreign tourist to enrich their stay in Marrakech by discovering the city of Ouarzazate, which is only few minutes’ flight away,” said RAM and the OMNT, explaining tourists will have the opportunity to discover different beautiful places in the region, such as Kelaat M’Gouna, Gorges du Dades, and Zagora.
The Marrakech-Ouarzazate air route will strengthen the company’s domestic network, which now has 23 routes linking between different cities of the country, as part of its commitment to contribute to the development of the kingdom, according to the press release.
The inauguration of this flight forms part of the joining efforts by the ONMT and RAM and the region of Daraa-tafilalet and all tourism experts.
The total of number of tourists who visited Ouarzazate rose from 109,474 for the first seven months of 2016 to 154,677 for the same period of 2017, an increase of 41 percent, according to the provincial tourism office.