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Canadian leisure airline Air Transat is launching an exciting new route next summer.
On June 12, 2024, the airline will launch its inaugural service to Marrakech (RAK) from its Québec base in Montréal (YUL).
“With the addition of Marrakech to our portfolio of transatlantic destinations, the first in Africa, we are consolidating the diversification of our network,” said Annick Guérard, President and CEO at Air Transat.
Here are the details of Air Transat’s intriguing new route to North Africa.
Fly From Montréal to Marrakech From Next Summer
Air Transit is putting Marrakech, which is already a popular tourist destination for Europeans, on the map for North Americans by being the only airline to offer nonstop service from the continent.
“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,” said Guérard.
From June 12, 2024, through October 24, 2024, the service will depart on Wednesdays and Sundays from Montréal and return from Marrakech on Thursdays and Mondays with the following schedule:
- Depart Montréal (YUL) 8:05 p.m. — Arrive Marrakech (RAK) 8 a.m. (+1)
- Depart Marrakech (RAK) 9:45 a.m. — Arrive Montréal (YUL) 12:25 p.m.
The schedule for the winter season, which is to operate once weekly on Saturdays, is yet to be published.
Air Transat will deploy its fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A321LR aircraft on the route: these jets are the most modern in the airline’s fleet and burn 15% less fuel than alternatives.
The jets comprise a total of 199 seats in Club Class (business class) and economy.
Up front in Club Class, 12 passengers can enjoy a full meal service in the comfort of wider seats with improved recline compared to economy.
In economy, seats are laid out in a 3-3 configuration, each boasting 10.1-inch IFE screens complete with a USB port to keep devices charged.
The lowest round-trip economy fares we’re seeing start at around $745 in June. As for Club Class, you’re looking at around $1,245. Note that to find Club Class fares using search engines, you’ll need to search for premium economy rather than business class.Hot Tip:
If you’re based in the U.S., you might prefer not to fly via Montréal to get to Marrakech. In this case, check out our guide on the best ways to get to North Africa using points and miles instead.
Air Transit’s new year-round service from Montréal to Marrakech is likely to be very popular with Canadian tourists and the Moroccan diaspora in Canada who want the quickest and easiest way to fly between the 2 cities.
Featured Image Credit: Air Transat
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