Travelbiz E-Zine
10
July
2024

Ryanair Opens Fourth Moroccan Base at Tangier

Two based aircraft, $200M investment and 25 routes (13).

Ryanair, Morocco’s No.1 airline, today (July 9) officially opened its new base in Tangier, having commenced based operations from May’24. This announcement represents Ryanair’s fourth base in Morocco, with two based aircraft (investment of $200m) and 25 routes including 13 new routes connecting Tangier with 8 new European cities and 5 new Moroccan destinations for Summer ’24. Ryanair is also proud to announce the arrival of its legendary ultra-low fares on 11 Moroccan domestic routes – boosting internal connectivity and stimulating traffic growth across the Kingdom.

Ryanair’s new Tangier base will deliver:

  • 13 new routes (incl. 8 new international and 5 domestic)
  • 25 routes total
  • 2 new based aircaft ($200m investment)
  • Supporting over new 600 local jobs (incl. 60 highly paid pilots and cabin crew jobs)

This base opening will increase Tangier S24 capacity by +70% and is an important part of the record Summer 2024 schedule across our 12 Moroccan airports, delivering over 5m passengers (+31% growth) to, from, and now within the Kingdom.

Ryanair’s investment in Morocco now exceeds over US$1.4bn in aircraft – supporting over 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and delivering economic growth across 12 cities including Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez, Agadir, Tetouan, Essaouira, and Nador.

Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson said:

We are delighted to officially launch our new base at Tangier, which represents a $200 million investment and our fourth Moroccan base. This latest base opening is part of our record S24 schedule which will see Ryanair operate over 170 routes across the Kingdom, boosting tourism and connectivity.

Our latest base opening takes Ryanair’s total investment in Morocco to over US$1.4bn, supporting over 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and delivering growth in the local tourism economy. We look forward to continuing to support Morocco’s economy, as well as regional & international connectivity, by positioning Tangier as a leading Summer destination with its museums, medina, souq and, of course, its beautiful beaches.

Ryanair wishes to renew our sincere thanks to His Excellency Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Head of Government of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, his Ministers of Transport and Tourism, Mr. Mohammed Abdeljalil and Ms. Fatim-Zahra Ammor, as well as Mr. Adel El-Fakir, former CEO of the Moroccan National Tourist Office and new CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority  for their vision and trust in securing this record investment for Morocco. Together we will continue to develop Morocco’s infrastructure, connectivity and tourism, all of which will be underpinned and stimulated by Ryanair’s legendary low fares and industry leading punctuality”.

To mark the base opening, we are launching an unmissable seat sale, with prices from 159 MAD for travelctober 2024, available only on www.ryanair.com

Minister of Tourism, Ms. Fatim-Zahra Ammor said:

“The opening of Ryanair’s new base in Tangier marks a significant milestone in our tourism and economic development strategy. This expansion strengthens the position of Tangier and the entire northern region as a choice destination, facilitating the arrivals of both national and international tourists.

With Ryanair, a strategic partner for Moroccan tourism, we demonstrate our shared commitment to promoting Morocco as a top-tier tourist destination.”

TANGIER S24 SCHEDULE

International routes
Baden Baden – NEW Malaga
Barcelona- NEW Manchester – NEW
Bordeaux Marseille
Brussels Charleroi Memmingen- NEW
Carcassonne – NEW Milan Bergamo
Dusseldorf Weeze Paris Beauvais
Eindhoven – NEW Porto – NEW
Lisbon – NEW Rome Ciampino
London Stansted Toulouse
Madrid Valencia
Domestic routes
Agadir NEW
Essaouira – NEW
Marrakesh – NEW
Ouarzazate- NEW
Oujda – NEW

 

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