Air Arabia Maroc

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Air Arabia Maroc
IATA
3O
ICAO
MAC
Callsign
NAWRAS
Founded April 2009 (2009-04)
Commenced operations May 2009 (2009-05)
Operating bases Mohammed V International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 23
Parent company Air Arabia
Headquarters Mohammed V International Airport
Nouaceur Province, Morocco
Key people Amin Alhaimy, Chief Operating Officer
Website www.airarabia.com

Air Arabia Maroc (Arabic: العربية للطيران المغرب‎) is a Moroccan low-cost airline, setup as a joint venture between various Moroccan investors and Air Arabia.[1] Its head office is located in the Arrivals Terminal of Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur Province, Morocco in Greater Casablanca.[2] It was launched in April 2009 (2009-04),[3] and started operations in May the same year.[1] Radiating from Casablanca, the first destinations served were Brussels, London, Marseille, Milan and Paris.[4]

History[edit]

Air Arabia Maroc was founded as a partnership between Air Arabia, Regional Air Lines and Ithmaar Bank.[5] The low-cost carrier was officially launched on 29 April 2009,[6] and started operations on 6 May the same year,[7] with its maiden flight serving the CasablancaLondon Stansted route.[8] In July the same year, Jason Bitter —former CEO of SkyEurope— was appointed Air Arabia Maroc's CEO.[7][8]

Destinations[edit]

An Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320-200 on short final to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2011.

Fleet[edit]

As of June 2014, the Air Arabia Maroc fleet comprises the following aircraft:[9]

Air Arabia Maroc Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-214 3 168

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Royal Air Maroc fighting back LCC tide with new fleet, cost cuts and possible privatisation". Centre for Aviation. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. "RAM also faces home-grown LCC competition in the form Air Arabia Maroc – a cross-border JV formed by Air Arabia and Moroccan investors in 2009 and first flew in May-2009 – as well as Jet4you, the country's first private LCC, which commenced service in Feb-2006." 
  2. ^ "Contact Info." Air Arabia. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Air Arabia (Maroc) Air Arabai (Maroc) Head Quarters Aéroport Mohamed V, Aérogare Arivée 20153 Ain Chock, Hay Hassani PO BOX 95." - Arabic: "االعربية للطيران المغرب مطار محمد الخامس، مبنى الوصول، الدار البيضاء، المغرب 20153 عين شوك، حي حسني صندوق بريد 95"
  3. ^ "Air Arabia (Maroc)". Air Arabia. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Route Launches". Air Arabia. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc officially launched". Shephard News. 2 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc to Introduce Services to London, United Kingdom" (Press release). Air Arabia. 5 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Jason Bitter appointed CEO of Air Arabia (Maroc)" (Press release). Air Arabia. 11 July 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Ranson, Lori (10 July 2009). "Former SkyEurope chairman Bitter emerges at Air Arabia Maroc". Washington DC: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc Fleet". ch-aviation GmbH. Archived from the original on 30 June 2014. 

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