June 28, 2022

Royal Air Maroc took off from Morocco’s financial capital Casablanca certain for Tel Aviv on Sunday, within the service’s first direct flight to the Jewish state for the reason that two international locations normalised ties in 2020.

Aviation sources and native media sources stated a Moroccan enterprise delegation was on the inaugural flight, delayed by three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Casablanca/Tel Aviv for 400 euros ($440). Who would have believed it?” tweeted David Govrin, head of Israel’s liaison workplace within the Arab state.

Israel and Morocco restored their relations below the 2020 US-backed Abraham Accords normalising ties between the Jewish state and a number of other Arab international locations.

Morocco’s nationwide service Royal Air Maroc advertises its new Casablanca-Tel Aviv route Picture: AFP / Abdelmajid RIZKOU

The Moroccan service RAM is to fly 4 occasions per week between Casablanca and Tel Aviv, whereas Israeli airways launched flights to Morocco’s Marrakesh final July, though they had been suspended in late November due to coronavirus journey curbs.

Morocco is relying on 200,000 guests from Israel, lots of whose 700,000-strong Jewish neighborhood of Moroccan origins have retained shut cultural hyperlinks.

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