Ryanair’s Expansion Takes Flight: New Domestic and International Routes Propel Morocco’s Tourism Ambitions

The Moroccan government has granted approval for Ryanair (RYA.I) to commence domestic flights within the country from the upcoming summer, as announced by Morocco’s tourism minister.

Ryanair, now the third airline to operate in Morocco alongside RAM and Air Arabia, is set to launch 11 new domestic routes connecting nine picturesque cities: Agadir, Errachidia, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Tangier, and Tetuan, following the government’s nod, stated Minister Fatima Zahra Ammor on LinkedIn.

In addition to the domestic expansion, Ryanair is poised to introduce 24 new international routes connecting Morocco to key destinations such as Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and Britain.

The strategic move aligns with Moroccan officials’ aspirations to boost tourism, aiming to attract 17.5 million visitors by 2026, a significant increase from the 11 million recorded last year. Notably, in 2019, Morocco welcomed 13 million visitors.

This expansion is expected to further stimulate both international and domestic travel, contributing to the country’s tourism growth.