Air Arabia Maroc

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Air Arabia Maroc
Air Arabia Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedApril 2009 (2009-04)
Commenced operationsMay 2009 (2009-05)
Operating basesMohammed V International Airport
Secondary hubs
Fleet size10
Destinations34[citation needed]
Parent companyAir Arabia
HeadquartersNouaceur Province, Morocco
Key peopleLaila Mechbal (COO)[1]

Air Arabia Maroc (Arabic: العربية للطيران المغرب‎) is a Moroccan low-cost airline, set up as a joint venture between various Moroccan investors and Air Arabia.[2] Its head office is located in the Arrivals Terminal of Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur Province, Morocco in Greater Casablanca.[3]


Air Arabia Maroc was founded as a partnership between Air Arabia, Regional Air Lines and Ithmaar Bank.[4] The low-cost carrier was officially launched on 29 April 2009,[5] and started operations on 6 May the same year,[2] with its maiden flight serving the CasablancaLondon Stansted route.[6][7] Radiating from Casablanca, the first destinations served were Brussels, London, Marseille, Milan and Paris.[8] In July the same year, Jason Bitter —former CEO of SkyEurope— was appointed Air Arabia Maroc's CEO.[9][7]

In October 2019, Air Arabia Maroc announced to shut down their base at Agadir–Al Massira Airport and to subsequently close several routes in the same month.[10]



Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320-200

The Air Arabia Maroc fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of September 2019):[11]

Air Arabia Maroc Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 10 162
Total 10

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Newenham, Pamela (1 June 2015). "Europe's Connect aviation conference set to land in Kerry Airport". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Contact Info Archived 20 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine." 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 Archived 18 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine: "االعربية للطيران المغرب مطار محمد الخامس، مبنى الوصول، الدار البيضاء، المغرب 20153 عين شوك، حي حسني صندوق بريد 95"
  4. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc officially launched". Shephard News. 2 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Air Arabia (Maroc)". Air Arabia. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 22 January 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 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.
  8. ^ "Route Launches". Air Arabia. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Jason Bitter appointed CEO of Air Arabia (Maroc)" (Press release). Air Arabia. 11 July 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc to close Agadir base in 4Q19". 7 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 21.

External links[edit]

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