Austrian Airlines will resume service to Marrakesh (RAK) in October, marking the first time the airline has flown there since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in March 2020.
Austria’s capital, Vienna, will host flights to Rabat, Morocco, twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, leaving at 10:10 a.m. from Vienna (VIE). The last bus back to the station leaves at 3:15 p.m.
According to the carrier’s booking system, the route, which was initially introduced in 2006, will resume service on October 1.
According to Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Michael Trestl, “Marrakesh wonderfully rounds off our selection of vacation destinations on short- and medium-haul flights and provides our passengers a well-earned respite during the winter months.”
The anticipated reinstatement of service between Marrakesh and Frankfurt comes as the Lufthansa Group carrier plans to increase its schedule for the summer 2022 travel season. According to statistics from the OAG Schedules Analyser, the airline aims to fly to 111 destinations from Vienna during the peak summer season, providing around 194,000 weekly departure tickets.
In 2019, Austrian will be able to restore 100 percent of the capacity it offered during the busiest summer months, as well as the complete rehabilitation of its network.
Earlier this month, the airline said that booking data indicates that Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris, London, and Amsterdam are among the top five most popular destinations during the summer of 2022, according to the airline. “Our booking figures demonstrate that our offer is appropriate,” Trestl said.
According to the most recent schedules, Austrian now operates flights to 70 destinations from Vienna, giving around 91,800 weekly departure seats. Three years ago, at this time, there were 83 destinations and 153,000 tickets available, respectively.