The airline Royal Air Maroc has announced its return to domestic routes for June 25, following the announced start in the kingdom of the deconfinement related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening of the borders has not yet been announced.
Stuck on the ground since March because of a health crisis, the Moroccan national airline announced last night “the partial resumption of air operations” on its domestic routes from 25 June 2020. According to Royal Air Maroc, the number of routes operated “will gradually increase over the coming weeks to serve the entire kingdom.
The first routes relaunched from its base in Casablanca-Mohammed V concern the airports of Agadir, Dakhla, Laayoune and Oujda, according to a press release from the company, which is now a full member of the Oneworld alliance.
These cities appear in zone 1 where the government allows a resumption of internal tourist activities “with the opening of tourist institutions, provided that they do not exceed 50% of their accommodation capacity”. In zone 2 where the airports of Marrakech and Tangier among others are located, the resumption of the flights of the RAM will still have to wait.
To guarantee the safety of passengers, staff and all air transport users, the national airlines and the National Airports Office (ONDA) have introduced a battery of sanitary measures that comply with international standards, such as strict and regular cleaning and disinfection, systematic temperature controls, the wearing of sanitary masks, etc.”. “Royal Air Maroc specifies.
As for international flights to and from Morocco, which have been suspended since 17 March, no take-off date has been announced. Even if some European airline companies are already announcing for the month of July their return to the Kingdom.
According to a report by AFRAA (African Airlines Association) published in May, the RAM is one of the companies in the country most affected by the health crisis, with a potential loss of capacity of 1.6 billion SKO.