Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed at Rabat–Salé Airport on Wednesday, marking the opening of the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. Qatar Airways flight QR1463, operated by a Boeing 787, was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival in the Moroccan capital.
Present on board the inaugural flight to Rabat was Qatar Airways Senior VP for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Ehab Amin. A number of officials from Qatar and Morocco welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to Rabat, including the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Morocco, HE Abdulla Falah Al Dosari.
Services to Rabat will be served three times per week by a Boeing 787 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said this new gateway to Morocco will strengthen Qatar Airways’ already robust presence in the Moroccan market. Rabat is the country’s capital and a major commercial and administrative centre, a key destination for business travellers, from within and outside the region.
Moroccan Airports Authority CEO Zouhair Mohammed El Aoufir, said they are pleased to welcome Qatar Airways as one of their airline partners. He said that this new route certainly opens more opportunities for Rabat.
Visitors to Rabat can enjoy a wide variety of activities, including shopping for textiles, jewellery and crafts in the many traditional souqs in the city’s Old Medina. Tourists can also visit the Andalusian Gardens, a tranquil oasis where visitors can wander and admire the many traditional Andalusian flowers and shrubs, including orange, lemon and banana trees.
Qatar Airways also operates daily flights to Casablanca on a Boeing 777. The carrier’s joint business agreement partner, Royal Air Maroc, provides five weekly flights from Casablanca to Doha. Services to Rabat are operated three times weekly via Marrakech.
As well as enjoying the award-winning in-flight service on board, passengers travelling to Rabat will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and more.
Flight Schedule from 29 May 2019 to 26 October 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Doha (DOH) to Marrakech (RAK) QR1463 Departs 10:10 am, Arrives 3:10 pm
Marrakech (RAK) to Rabat (RBA) QR1463 Departs 4:30 pm, Arrives 5:30 pm
Rabat (RBA) to Doha (DOH) QR1463 Departs 6:40 pm, Arrives 4:25 am +1
For more information about their flight schedules and destinations, visit qatarairways.com.