Air Arabia Maroc commenced operations to Dublin on 4 October, with celebrations taking place for the new route on 7 October, the day of the carrier’s second flight. Among those cutting the ribbon in the Irish capital to officially welcome Air Arabia Maroc’s new service from Agadir are: Brian Gallagher, Airline Business Development Manager, Dublin Airport (left); Maired Ryan, Leisure Sales Manager Europe, Air Arabia Maroc; and Paul O’Kane, Chief Communications Officer, Dublin Airport. The carrier will operate the route twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
Stockholm Arlanda welcomed Air Arabia Maroc’s first flight from Agadir on 3 October with a classic route launch cake. Seen posing with the calorific creation are: Jordi Porcel, Head of Sales Europe, Air Arabia Maroc; Hatice Pinar, GSA, Air Arabia Maroc; and Rouzbeh Djalilnezhad, Operational Airport Duty Officer, Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The 3,845-kilometre route will be served by the carrier twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) facing no direct competition.
- Air Arabia Maroc has added a further three routes to its latest base at Agadir (AGA). Having inaugurated flights to Cologne Bonn, Copenhagen, Manchester and Munich last week, the airline has now started serving Dublin (DUB), Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Toulouse (TLS) from the Moroccan city. “We welcome Air Arabia Maroc, which is the fifth new LCC at Stockholm Arlanda within a year. We believe that Agadir is a destination which will grow rapidly in popularity among Swedes when the new route allows even more passengers to fly non-stop,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Aviation Business Director at Swedavia, of the airline’s launch to Sweden’s busiest airport. All three routes will be flown by the airline twice-weekly on its fleet of A320s. Flights on the 3,845-kilometre route to the Swedish capital and 1,757-kilometre link to the southern French city (both flown on Tuesdays and Fridays) launched on 3 October, while the 2,580-kilometre Irish capital connection (Wednesdays and Saturdays) was inaugurated on 4 October according to Flightradar24.com data. Neither of the new links will face direct competition when analysing OAG schedules.