Ryanair is seeking authorization to operate domestic flights in Morocco. The low-cost Irish carrier plans to launch its domestic routes by March 2024 and is prepared to operate from the platforms of Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia in Morocco.
According to reports, Ryanair has initiated the necessary paperwork to begin domestic flights in the Kingdom from next year. Currently, only two airlines—Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia—operate domestic flights within Morocco.
Ryanair's 2023–2024 winter schedule in Morocco
Ryanair has a strong presence in the Kingdom and serves many airports. For the winter 2023–2024 program, the company has based 12 aircraft in Morocco, with 7 in Marrakech, 3 in Fez, and 2 in Agadir. The airline serves 126 routes, including connections to Scandinavia, Germany, Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom.
During this winter season, Morocco is now accessible from new destinations, including Barcelona, Bordeaux, Cologne, Girona, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Stockholm, Strasbourg, and Wroclaw. In addition, the company plans to increase flight frequency on over 50 routes.
Ryanair, a popular airline, has been operating in Morocco since 2006. According to the company’s website, it has carried more than 40 million passengers to and from Morocco since then. The airline has set an ambitious target to expand its operations in Morocco by acquiring 390 Boeing 737s over the next ten years. This expansion plan will enable Ryanair to increase its traffic across the network up to 225 million per year by 2026 and 300 million per year by 2034.