Morocco Launches Direct Flights to "Israel"
Morocco will begin operating direct flights to "Israel" a year after signing a normalization agreement.
A year after normalizing ties, Morocco's national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced on Tuesday the start of direct flights to "Israel".
The service, which will connect the two countries' commercial capitals of Casablanca and Tel Aviv, will launch on December 12, two days after Morocco's "resumption of relations" with "Israel", facilitated by the former US government.
RAM aims "to allow tourists and business people to travel between Morocco and 'Israel'," the airline said in a statement to the official MAP news agency.
The airline said it would operate three flights per week, later increasing to five.
The decision comes after the first direct commercial flight between the countries, by Israeli airline Israir, landed in Marrakesh in July.
Morocco's normalization of ties with "Israel" followed similar announcements by a string of other Arab countries, beginning with the United Arab Emirates, in deals brokered by former US President Donald Trump's administration.
In return, Washington recognized the kingdom's sovereignty over the disputed territory of Western Sahara.