The airline Royal Air Maroc will launch a new link between Dakhla and Paris in February, its first between the city of Western Sahara and mainland Europe.
Announced last month among other novelties, the line of the Moroccan national airline between Dakhla and Paris-Orly airport will be inaugurated on February 12, 2021, with two flights per week operated a priori by Boeing 737. Departures from France are scheduled. Tuesday and Friday at 9.45 a.m. to arrive at 2.45 p.m., return flights leaving Dakhla at 3.25 p.m. to land at 7.45 p.m.
Royal Air Maroc will compete with low cost Transavia on this route that the Air France subsidiary launched in October 2017. It already links Dakhla to its base in Casablanca, Agadir and Laayoune.
Thanks to this new air route launched "in close collaboration with the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT)", the Oneworld alliance company "will link, for the first time, the European continent (with the exception of the Canary Islands) ) to the city of Dakhla, in less than 4h30 flight ”. According to a statement, the ONMT "chose to activate this route with Royal Air Maroc in order to involve the national company in this significant tourist niche for the revival of the sector". With days and flight times adapted to the needs of travelers, this link will "strengthen and facilitate the connection between France, a large market that generates tourists and Dakhla, a popular tourist destination".