Posted by: Morocco World News
Emirates Airline has doubled the number of passengers visiting Morocco from the Far East and boosted the Kingdom’s trade by introducing a flight route from China to Casablanca via a A380 aircraft in March 2017, the company announced on Wednesday.
Emirates passenger numbers from China increased by more than 200% in December 2017 compared with the same month in 2016, and passenger volume from Hong Kong increased by more than 100% in the same period. The number of travelers arriving from Japan has also increased by more than 60%, the airline announced in a statement.
Present in Morocco for 16 years already, Emirates Airline “plays an important role by connecting Morocco to markets located in other regions of the world, facilitating the economic and commercial activity of the Moroccan economy, and allowing the Kingdom to realize one of the main goals of its Open Skies policy, ” it has said in a statement.
“We are proud of the fact that, thanks to the A380, we have managed to help strengthen the commercial and touristic relationship that Morocco has always shared with destinations in the Far East and the Middle East,” commented Khalid Al Zarooni Managing Director of Emirates in Morocco.
“Nowadays, the airplane is no longer a luxury transport. It has taken the form of a large industry that can bring enormous benefits to developing economies by unleashing their full potential for trade and tourism, ” he added.
Emirates operates a daily flight to and from Casablanca. Thanks to the new A380s, Emirates passengers benefit from excellent connections to the main markets of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), East Asia, and Australia. These flight routes serve many cities around the world such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, but also several airports in Saudi Arabia.
The company currently employs more than 670 Moroccans spread across the group’s various departments, the majority of whom are Dubai-based cabin crew.
In addition, the company noted that on board the A380s, with no less than 491 seats, passengers can enjoy quiet and spacious cabins aboard the aircraft.
Passengers have access to integrated Wi-Fi as well as meals prepared by international chefs. They can also have access to entertainment via award-winning Emirates ICE multimedia systems.
With its A380, Emirates has managed to redefine the experience of the premium journey, said the same source, while noting that passengers traveling first class have private suites with access to spa showers while aboard the plane.
Emirates is the airline that uses the largest number of Airbus A380s in the world. Since 2008, Emirates has transported more than 96 million passengers aboard its flagship aircraft. The airline is also the largest customer in the world for the A380. In addition to the multiple A380s that are already in service, another 60 are awaiting delivery.
Committed to respecting the environment, Emirates says it operates one of the youngest and most energy-efficient aircraft fleets in the world. So far, Emirates has introduced A380 services in no less than 48 different destinations around the world. Its current fleet consists of 102 Airbus A380s that have, to date, served 71 airports, covered more than 1.448 million kilometers, and performed more than 106,550 flights.