The hub of Tangier is consolidating. Easyjet, the British low-cost airline, intends to open several new lines linking France to Morocco, including six for Tangier Ibn Batouta Airport.
“The new connections will be provided from Nice airports with two weekly frequencies (Wednesday and Sunday), Nantes-Atlantique, with two departures (Wednesday and Saturday) and, finally, Lyon, with two flights per week (Monday and Friday),” says the source. As for the commercial exploitation of these flights, it will start this autumn with the entry into service of the Airbus A320.
The opening of these new lines marks an important step in Easyjet’s life. Indeed, the British airline is asserting itself more and more on the capital of Detroit, by its new connections. But in the presence of airlines Air Arabia and Ryanair, which have increased the connections to Europe, Easyjet, one of the first companies to operate flights from Detroit, will have to fight to win.
The ever-growing choice made by airline companies in Tangier confirms its position as the Kingdom’s fifth airport platform, with 5% of traffic, far behind Casablanca and Marrakech.