Wednesday, July 10, 2013

British Airways Increases Frequency of Morocco Flights

British Airways (BA), the flag carrier of United Kingdom, voiced intentions of increasing the number of flights currently operating between the UK and the Kingdom of Morroco, a sought-after tourist destination in Northern Africa. After the increase of services to Morocco, travellers will be able to buy tickets aboard any among the ten weekly flights of BA to Marrakech and the thrice in a week operations to Agadir, a city in Morocco, from the United Kingdom. The change in schedule is expected to be enforced in late October, 2013.   

This expansion was made possible after BA’s purchase of British Midlands International, a former Lufthansa AG subsidiary with operations on various routes across Africa. Since the acquisition, this UK-based operator has added BMI’s fleet to its own and started increasing its flights to key routes across the African continent such as Liberia and Sierra Leone. This increase in frequency is expected to be beneficial for holiday makers to Morocco as well as business travellers who purchase air tickets to the country for work-related purposes. This proposed increase in flight operations on these routes would improve connectivity of key commercial areas in Morocco with London and onwards to other commercial centres globally.

Currently this full-service operator provides interested travellers with the option of purchasing tickets aboard daily flights that connect Marrakesh, Morocco with the UK as well as the twice a week service to Agadir city. This level of connectivity was achieved after four new services in a week to Marrakesh were added by the airline, less than a year back, when the BMI acquisition was completed. The increased tickets availability is expected to help in improving the current levels of trade as well as existing tourism relationships between Britain and the Kingdom of Morocco.

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