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Morocco national carrier to launch Nairobi flights in March

Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, is set to launch direct flights between Nairobi and Casablanca on March 31, significantly reducing the cost and distance of travel between the cities.

The move is also expected to increase trade between the countries.

The State-owned Royal Air Maroc has been cleared to operate two weekly flights to JKIA, following the signing of trade and tourism agreements between the Kenyan and Moroccan governments.

Trade between the two countries is relatively low and the bilateral agreement signed in 2013 was meant to improve it.

“We shall operate two weekly flights on Thursday and Saturday and add a third frequency later on in the year,” said Othman Baba, the Air Maroc country manager for Kenya ,in an interview.

“This is great news for both countries since they are both great tourist destinations. As we fly people to Kenya, those who want to visit Morocco or connect to any of our 90-plus destinations can easily do so.”

Kenya’s exports to Morocco include jute, dyeing and tanning extracts and fruit juices.

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SOURCE: Business Daily