Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Rabat recently touched down at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco.
Qatar Airways flight QR 1463, operated by a Boeing 787, was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival in the Moroccan capital.
A number of luminaries were present to welcome the flight, including the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, HE Abdulla Falah Al-Dosari; Minister Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar in Morocco, Khaled Mohammed Al-Dosari; general manager, Civil Aviation Authority of Morocco, Zakaria Belghazi; general manager, Air Transport Morocco, Tarik Talibi; Deputy Mayor of Rabat, Khalid Moujaouir; and president, Regional Tourism Council in Rabat, Hassan Bargach.
Services to Rabat will be offered three times per week by a Boeing 787 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to launch services to Rabat, a beautiful coastal city and key business hub. This new gateway to Morocco will strengthen Qatar Airways’ already robust presence in the Moroccan market, while providing our passengers travelling from Morocco enhanced connectivity to our extensive global route map of more than 160 destinations.”
Meanwhile, CEO, Moroccan Airports Authority, Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir also commented: “This new route, in addition to the existing Doha-Casablanca route, strengthens our ambition to developing long-haul flights to this airport and reflects the strong relationship and cooperation between our two countries.”