“The start of a beautiful friendship” – Air Arabia Maroc announces Bordeaux Airport-Casablanca as easyJet relaunches Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Olbia
Bordeaux Airport continues to cement its unofficial crown as “the most optimistic airport in the world” with its latest announcements of international and domestic services starting and restarting S21.
From 28 March 2021, Air Arabia Maroc is launching Casablanca-Bordeaux Airport services with the link to Morocco’s ‘economic capital’ providing a great mirror to the highly populous and highly visited city and region of Bordeaux with its extensive mix of cultural, leisure and commercial features. The twice-weekly frequencies will operate CMN-BOD Monday, Wednesday and BOD-CMN Monday, Friday.
Meanwhile, as domestic tourism continues to enjoy high demand, easyJet is relaunching three popular seasonal (April-October) routes from Bordeaux: Ajaccio, Bastia, and Figari. Later on easyJet will also be relaunching flights to Olbia with three flights a week from late June until early September.
easyJet survey: 60% plan to travel
These important investments come on the back of an easyJet survey in January which indicates that the latent demand for travel remains high. According to the sample of 5,000 European consumers, including 1,000 in France, 65% of participants said they had booked, or planned to book, a leisure trip in 2021. In France, nearly 60% of respondents planned to travel “as much as possible” during the summer of 2021.
Commenting on the development Thierry Couloumies, Managing Director of Bordeaux Airport, said: “Since 2019, easyJet has become the airport’s leading airline in terms of the number of passengers and destinations offered. With the progressive return of air traffic, numerous possibilities for planning holiday destinations will once again be available from Bordeaux, although health and safety will remain our priority to allow all our customers to travel at their leisure and with peace of mind.”