Air Côte d’Ivoire Inaugurates Direct Flight to Casablanca

(Logis-T Africa) On Monday, May 6, 2024, at precisely 4:10 PM, Air Côte d’Ivoire’s inaugural flight from Abidjan to Casablanca landed at Mohammed VI International Airport in Casablanca. This event marks the beginning of a new era of strengthened cooperation between the two nations, fostering trade, tourism, and cultural ties.

The Airbus A320 carrying the Ivorian delegation, including Transport Minister Amadou Koné and aviation officials, was greeted with enthusiasm by Moroccan authorities. A water cannon salute, an honor guard, and applause marked this historic occasion.

This new direct route between Abidjan and Casablanca, operated by Air Côte d’Ivoire, will allow passengers to travel between the two cities in just 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Ivorian airline will initially offer four flights per week, starting Tuesday, May 14, 2024, with departures on Thursdays and Sundays at 3:35 PM and Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:25 PM.

A Symbol of Strengthened Bilateral Relations

The inauguration of this direct flight is a strong symbol of the dynamism of relations between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco, two countries united by a common history and culture. As Ivorian Transport Minister Amadou Koné noted, “this new air link will contribute to strengthening trade, promoting tourism, and bringing the Ivorian and Moroccan people closer together.”

The economic benefits of this new air link are eagerly awaited. The increase in air traffic between the two countries is expected to stimulate trade, encourage investment, and create new jobs in the tourism and aviation sectors.

The inauguration of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan-Casablanca direct flight opens a new chapter in cooperation between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco. This air link will facilitate exchanges between the two countries and contribute to their mutual economic and social development.

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