This morning (October 31), the Riga-based carrier added both a new destination and continent to its scheduled route map.
Consequently, five-year-old Airbus A220-300 example, YL-CSG (c/n 55009), departed Riga this morning at 0943hrs local time as Flight BT 775 – eventually touching down into the North African country at 1404hrs local.
Journey time for the route, which is currently operated at twice-weekly frequency, is scheduled at approximately five-and-a-half hours.
Pauls Cālītis, chief operations officer at airBaltic, said: “We are excited to launch our first-ever scheduled route to Africa. Marrakesh, or the so-called Pearl of the South, is both an exotic and warm destination, and important centre of economics, also for Latvia. Moreover, it has plenty to offer for culture lovers as well. As the leading airline in the Baltics, we continue to build our network, adding more captivating leisure destinations also for the winter season.”
With the addition of Marrakesh, it’s one of the longest routes on the airBaltic network, although still shorter in distance compared with some of the carrier’s other destinations, such as Tenerife/South and Dubai/International.
Currently, airBaltic flies to more than 70 locations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and CIS region. As of October 31, the Latvian airline has an all-A220-300 fleet with 36 examples.