Qatar Airways’ has announced that the virgin flight connecting Doha with Rabat landed safely yesterday, the third route from the airline into Morocco.
Welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival in the Moroccan capital, the Boeing 787 operating flight QR 1463 touched down at Rabat–Salé Airport, where passengers were greeted by VIPS including, among others, ambassador of the State of Qatar, Abdulla Falah Al-Dosari and the minister plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar in Morocco, Khaled Mohammed Al-Dosari.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, 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.
Rabat, the country’s capital, is also a major commercial and administrative centre, making it a key destination for business travellers, both from the region and internationally.”
29 May 2019 to 26 October 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Doha (DOH) to Marrakech (RAK) QR1463 departs 10:10, arrives 15:10
Marrakech (RAK) to Rabat (RBA) QR1463 departs 16:30, arrives 17:30
Rabat (RBA) to Doha (DOH) QR1463 departs 18:40, arrives 04:25 +1
Moroccan Airports authority chief executive officer, Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, said: “We are pleased to welcome Qatar Airways as one of our airline partners operating flights to the Rabat-Salé airport. This new route continues to enrich the airport’s offers, and certainly opens further opportunities for Rabat, the ‘City of Lights’.
This new route, in addition to the existing Doha-Casablanca route, strengthens our ambition to developing long-haul flights to this airport, as well as reflecting the strong relationship and cooperation between our two countries.”