Birmingham welcomed the arrival of Air Arabia Maroc on 30 October, the day in which the carrier launched flights from Agadir in Morocco. The 2,538-kilometre sector will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Air Arabia Maroc introduced a new route from Agadir (AGA) to Birmingham (BHX) on 30 October, its first service to the UK airport. It will operate the 2,538-kilometre connection twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays using its A320s. There is no direct competition on this sector during W18/19. Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport, said: “Officially welcoming Air Arabia Maroc to Birmingham Airport for the first time ever is fantastic. For us, if the customer demand is there, it’s important we can provide enough choice to be able to meet it – whether this involves the introduction of additional direct services or an increase in the frequency of flights. With its warm temperatures, Agadir is a destination which can be enjoyed during the summer and winter months alike, providing our customers affordable air travel all year round. Air Arabia Maroc is a great addition to our collection of airlines and we look forward to working with them on this popular destination of Morocco.” Adel Al Ali, Group CEO of Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to link Birmingham to our Agadir base. Birmingham is the latest British destination to join Air Arabia Maroc’s existing UK network.” Along with Birmingham, the airline also serves London Gatwick and Manchester.