Israel officially launches direct flights to Morocco

Direct flights between Israel and Morocco began on Sunday, seven months after the two countries officially signed a agreement to normalize the relationship.

El Al and Israir both launched their first flights to Marrakesh on Sunday with a ceremony marking the historic flights.

Jerusalem and Rabat agreed to normalize relations in December last year following the Abrahamic agreements. The agreement followed similarly with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

On December 22, the first ever flight between the two countries was led by a U.S. and Israeli delegation led by then-White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Sunday’s flights marked the start of normal flights for commercial passengers.

Israel’s flight left Israel at 8:15 with stewardesses dressed in traditional Moroccan costume and Moroccan food served on board. Supermarket magnate Rami Levy was among the passengers.

That The Al flight which started at 11:20 was decorated with Moroccan flags and rugs.

“We will continue to build infrastructure and create tourism anchors that will promote tourism to Israel when we defeat the coronavirus,” said Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov. “Israel – The Morocco route is an important and important line that will help promote tourism, trade and economic and political cooperation agreements between the two countries. All of these will enrich the treasury and help our war against the cost of living.”

Flights to Marrakesh’s Menara Airport take about five and a half hours, starting at $ 500 per flight. Ticket. El Al and Israir will each offer three flights a week.

Arkia is scheduled to start flights between Tel Aviv and Marrakesh on August 3, and Royal Air Morocco, Morocco’s official carrier, will also start flying in the coming month.

El Al and Israir are also expected to start two flights a week to Casablanca from 10 August for a total of five weekly return flights to the country for each company.

Many Israelis look forward to visiting what was once an important Jewish center. More than 300,000 Jews emigrated from Morocco to Israel between 1948 and 1964, and there are now one million Israelis with Moroccan heritage. An estimated 3,000 Jews live in Morocco today.

Give a Comment