Air Transat Adding Year-Round Montreal To Marrakech Service

Air Transat is expanding its network to North Africa for the first time with the addition of non-stop service between Montreal and Marrakech, Morocco, beginning in June 2025.

As a result, it will become the only airline in North America to offer non-stop flights to this Moroccan city, which will be operated twice a week in the summer (June to October) and once a week in the winter (November to April).

Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement today, as it marks a milestone in the evolution of our company.”

Guérard continued: “With the addition of Marrakech to our portfolio of transatlantic destinations, the first in Africa, we are consolidating the diversification of our network. This exclusive, year-round service will meet the growing demand, generated by the significant presence of the Moroccan community in Montreal and the undeniable tourist appeal of Marrakech.”

From June 12 to Oct. 24, 2024, flights between Montreal and Marrakech will be offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The service will then continue once a week, on Saturdays, until April 20.

Adel El Fakir, CEO of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, said: “Canada, and more specifically Quebec, is a market of major importance for Morocco. The Montreal-Marrakech with our partner Air Transat is the first non-stop connection to Marrakech from North America. It will open up a wide range of possibilities for all travelers, both in the ochre city and also providing access to the seaside resorts of Essaouira, Agadir, Taghazout, and tours in the southern part of Morocco.”

The flights will be operated with Air Transat’s new-generation Airbus A321LR aircraft featuring spacious cabins, state-of-the-art in-seat entertainment systems and the lowest fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and NOx) in their class.

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In the photo

Seen here, from l to r, are Adel El Fakir, CEO of the Moroccan National Tourism Office and Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat.