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Ryanair to operate Marseille-Morocco flights

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has decided to operate flights from the southern French city of Marseille to Marrakech and Fes, in southern and eastern Morocco respectively, from 30 October, a reliable source told PANA here Friday.

The airline will operate three flights per week between Marseilles and the Moroccan cities, with the aim of carrying 80,000 passengers a year for a turnover of 2.6 million euros, the source said.

Under a partnership agreement sign with Morocco last year, the Irish company plans to operate 70 weekly flights along the route within the next five years.

An agreement between the EU and Morocco has paved the way for all airlines wishing to operate between Europe and Morocco, unlike the past when flights were restricted to national airlines under bilateral agreements.

Taking advantage of the agreement, Ryanair introduced a flight between London and Marrakech in 2006

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