Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “We are excited to announce our first ever scheduled route to Africa. As the leading airline in the Baltics, we continue to build our network, adding more exciting leisure destinations also for the winter season.”
However, airBaltic is not a complete stranger to the African continent, having previously operated charter flights to Hurghada in Egypt.
Flights between Rīga and Marrakesh will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft and are scheduled to take 5 hours and 30 minutes.
airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.03% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.97%.
Morocco, here we come! ☀️🇲🇦 Starting late October this year, we're launching a new route from Riga to Marrakesh - our first ever scheduled route to Africa!— airBaltic (@airBaltic) June 14, 2022
✈️ Flights to Marrakesh will be available twice a week: https://t.co/4yXvoiDbik pic.twitter.com/rfGyO4mirx