Domestic flights resumed on Thursday, June 25, at Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport by a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) service to the city of Dakhla, as part of the 2nd stage of the relief of sanitary confinement, implemented since March 20.
The Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport, and Social Economy had authorized, last Sunday, the national company to resume its domestic flights to the following destinations: Laayoune, Dakhla, Oujda and Agadir.
The director of the Customer Center of the RAM, Othman Bekkari, considers that today’s flight “is a historic moment that will remain engraved in the memories of employees of the RAM who were able to resume their activities after a period of 3 months off because of the pandemic.
The national airline will gradually increase the number of frequencies and domestic destinations, Bekkari noted, adding that the flight schedule will have to be ramped up to cover the entire national network.
Starting next week, there will be three flights to each destination, instead of the current two, he said, recalling that the RAM covered 28 destinations before the declaration of the state of health emergency.
Bekkari also highlighted the actions undertaken by the RAM as part of its contribution to the national effort in the fight against the pandemic, notably through the routing of medicines, the sending of aid to sister African countries and the repatriation of Moroccans stranded abroad.
For his part, Abdelhak Mazzour, director of Mohammed V airport, reviewed the measures taken in coordination with the services concerned and partners to ensure a successful recovery and guarantee the safety of travellers, in accordance with the directives of the supervisory authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
These measures include the obligation to wear masks, physical separation, smooth check-in and boarding procedures, ground markings and the broadcasting of awareness spots in airports, he said.
Teams from the National Airports Office (ONDA), RAM and national security, supported by executives from the Ministry of Health, have been mobilized in number in airports to take charge of any suspicious case of Covid-19 and its conduct, if necessary, to the competent medical service.