Air France operated an anniversary flight to Casablanca, a historic destination
On 28 October 2013, Air France operated an anniversary flight to Casablanca, Morocco. It was honored with the Airbus A320 aircraft painted in the "80 year anniversary" livery. The destination was not chosen by chance, Casablanca being the first in Morocco to fly Air France, starting with 1 September 1933. At that time, the plane took off from Marseille and had two stops, in Tangier, Rabat, before reaching Casablanca.
On this occasion, Air France celebrated 80 years of flights between France and Morocco. It all started on 1 September 1933, with the first flight to Casablanca. Later, this destination became a popular stop on the route to South America (Paris, Casablanca, Dakar and Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mendoza - Santiago de Chile).
In 1947, Air France has opened a modern terminal on the airport in Casablanca, a replica of the Paris terminal. In the following years, the company has considerably developed routes between France and Morocco.
At 2 October 1993, Air France and Royal Air Maroc have expanded their cooperation as part of their efforts to develop relations between Morocco and the European Community. A partnership agreement was signed, which created closer links between the two airlines.
Currently, Air France operates 50 weekly flights between France and Morocco:
– 31 weekly flights to Casablanca: 21 flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, 7 from Orly, 2 flights from Toulouse.
– 5 weekly flights to Marrakech: 3 from Marseille, 2 from Toulouse.
– 14 weekly flights to Rabat from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.