December 3, 2021 – 17:00 – Economy
Ryanair announced, on Wednesday, that it will cancel all its flights to Morocco until February 1, 2022. A decision was taken due to the “lack of communication” with the Moroccan authorities.
Ryanair said in a statement that the Moroccan authorities should have informed airlines of the suspension of flights to and from Morocco from November 29 to December 13, 2021, in which the company also announced the cancellation of all its flights to the kingdom until December 1. 2022.
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So far, 160,000 Ryanair customers have been affected by the canceled flights due to the uncertainty. With this new decision to cancel all flights to Morocco until February 1, 2022, an additional 230,000 passengers will have to adjust their travel plans. The Irish low-cost airline said it regretted the decision but said it was necessary due to the “lack of contact with the Moroccan authorities”.
The airline has ensured that all affected passengers have been contacted by email, text message or through its platform, to apologize for the inconvenience caused and to offer them a free flight change, voucher or refund.
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Morocco closed its airspace for two weeks on Monday (November 29th). The decision taken to limit the rapid spread of the new Omikron variant aims to preserve the Kingdom’s achievements in combating Covid-19, the Ministerial Committee for Epidemic Follow-up explained in a statement.
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