Air Arabia Maroc

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Air Arabia Maroc
Air Arabia Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded April 2009 (2009-04)
Commenced operations May 2009 (2009-05)
Operating bases Mohammed V International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 23[citation needed]
Parent company Air Arabia
Headquarters Mohammed V International Airport
Nouaceur Province, Morocco
Key people Laila Mechbal (COO)[1]

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.[2] Its head office is located in the Arrivals Terminal of Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur Province, Morocco in Greater Casablanca.[3] It was launched in April 2009 (2009-04),[4] and started operations in May the same year.[2] Radiating from Casablanca, the first destinations served were Brussels, London, Marseille, Milan and Paris.[5]


Air Arabia Maroc was founded as a partnership between Air Arabia, Regional Air Lines and Ithmaar Bank.[6] The low-cost carrier was officially launched on 29 April 2009,[7] and started operations on 6 May the same year,[8] with its maiden flight serving the CasablancaLondon Stansted route.[9] In July the same year, Jason Bitter —former CEO of SkyEurope— was appointed Air Arabia Maroc's CEO.[8][9]


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


The Air Arabia Maroc fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2017):[10][11][12]

Air Arabia Maroc Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
Airbus A320-200 6 162 Most with 162 seats, one with 168 seats

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  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." 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"
  4. ^ "Air Arabia (Maroc)". Air Arabia. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Route Launches". Air Arabia. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc officially launched". Shephard News. 2 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 21. 
  11. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  12. ^ "Air Arabia Maroc Fleet | Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 

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