Air Arabia Maroc has announced it will launch flights from Manchester to Agadir this winter.
The Moroccan low cost airline will start twice weekly flights from October to the resort making Manchester the only airport in the UK outside of London served by the carrier.
The new service will operate on Thursdays and Sunday on an Airbus A320. Fares start from £60 one way.
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said:
“We look forward to connecting Manchester with Agadir and we are confident that this step will further cater to the needs of our growing customer base. Agadir offers a great tourism experience year around with its unique beaches, mountains, golf resorts and excellent dining options”.
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said:
“It’s great news that Air Arabia Maroc will start flights to Agadir from Manchester this winter.
“Agadir is a great beach resort that also offers fantastic access to the Atlas Mountains. This route will provide the 22million people in our catchment area with further choice on how to reach this exciting destination.”
Manchester Airport is the global gateway for the North of the UK and the largest airport outside London with more than 210 destinations served by 70 airlines.
Manchester’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people and 60% of all UK businesses within a two-hour drive time – it extends north through the Lake District into Scotland; east across Yorkshire and the North East; south to Birmingham and the Midlands; and west into Merseyside and Wales.
Manchester Airport Group – MAG – serves more than 54 million passengers and handles almost half a million tonnes of air freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports. See www.manchesterairport.co.uk for more information.
Air Arabia Maroc is a member of the Group Air Arabia. Based in Casablanca, Air Arabia Maroc is the leading low-cost carrier in Morocco. Launched on April 2009, it offers to its clients comfort, reliability and excellent value for money.