8 airlines to operate 40 extra flights to Morocco in summer 2019
The Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), in its recent announcement, has stated that 8 airlines will launch 40 extra flights to Morocco as of summer 2019. These airlines are easyJet, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, Vueling Airlines, Transavia, Volotea Airlines and Condor Airlines. With 19 new flights, Marrakesh will be the city to get the most numbers of new flights among all the destinations.
Bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is located in northern Africa. Morocco is a culturally diverse ancient land with a heavenly landscape. Berber, European, Moorish, and Arabian influences contribute to its linguistic, culinary, and architectural variety. The country hosts a number of fascinating events and festivals annually such as Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, Kelaa des Mgouna Rose Festival, Marrakesh Popular Arts Festival, Marathon des Sables, and Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival. A former French colony, the country is lined with French colonial buildings, opulent palaces, centuries-old medinas (old city center), intricate mosques, hammams, tombs, and shrines reflecting its heritage. Major landmarks in Morocco include Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Great Mosque of Sale, Kasbah of the Udayas, Mosque of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Grand Mosque of Chefchaouen, and El Glaoui Palace at Taourirt Kasbah. While here, adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers can enjoy camel trekking in the stunning Saharan Dunes, trekking the towering peaks of High Atlas, exploring the Hercules Cave, and taking a dip in the Cascades d’Akchour- all before sweating it out in a hammam.
Popular Destinations in Morocco
Former capital of Kingdom of Morocco, Marrakesh is a major economic hub.
Perched in the north of the foothills of snow-laden Atlas Mountains, the
city is also the center of tourist activity in Morocco. Marrakesh is lined
with gardens, palaces, tombs, and mosques, all of which represent the
city’s opulent artisan heritage. Major landmarks in Marrakesh are Royal
Palace, Jemaa el-Fnaa, Majorelle Garden, Koutoubia Mosque, El Badi Palace,
Almoravid Koubba, Le Jardin Secret, Menara Gardens, and Ben Youssef Mosque.
A port city fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca is in western Morocco.
It is the largest city in the country and among the most significant
commercial hubs in Africa. Settled by the Berbers in the 7th
century, and formerly under Portuguese and French rule, Casablanca has a
remarkable history. The city is famed for its Mauresque architecture, which
is an elegant mix of European art deco and Moorish styles. Some of the
major landmarks in Casablanca are Hassan II Mosque, Royal Palace,
Casablanca Cathedral, Synagogue Beth-El, Mohamed V Square, Villa Des Arts,
Arab League Park, and Eglise Notre Dame De Lourdes.
Situated in North-eastern Morocco, Fes is considered to be the country’s
cultural and spiritual hub. Former capital of Kingdom of Morocco, the city
is known for its Fes El Bali walled Medina. Home to vibrant souqs and
Marinid architecture, Fes has a rare old-world charm which transports the
visitors to an era gone by. Visitors here can traverse through narrow
alleyways and gaze at the dome-punctured skyline from the Borj Nord area or
the city’s many rooftop establishments. The imperial city is a haven for
history lovers and is lined with mosques, schools, souqs, tombs, and
museums. Fes has a well-preserved Medina and a Jewish Quarter (Mellah).
Major landmarks in Fes include Medersa Bou Inania, Medersa el-Attarine,
Royal Palace, Bab Boujloud, Qaraouiyine Mosque, Chouara tanneries, Merenid
Tombs, Ville Nouvelle, Sefrou, Batha Museum, and Nejjarine Museum of Wooden