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Air Berlin launches Düsseldorf-Marrakesh direct flight

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Marrakesh (Map) - German carrier Air Berlin inaugurated Monday a new route linking the German western city of Düsseldorf to Marrakesh with two weekly direct flights, the Moroccan airports authority (ONMT) announced.

The Monday and Friday non-stop flights to Marrakesh will be operated with an Airbus A320, according to the German airline.

Connecting flights are available from Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich, Air Berlin added, noting that it will be offering an additional flight per week from Dusseldorf to Agadir as of the 2014 winter season.

In addition, NIKI, the Austrian subsidiary of the Air Berlin group, will also be starting new routes from Vienna to Agadir as of next winter.

Germany is a strategic market for Morocco's tourism sector as the European country is the world's second largest pool of tourists (over 50 million).

In 2013, more than 55,000 German tourists visited Morocco.

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