Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will be terminating certain routes to Morocco and reducing the frequency of others with effect from October 1, 2012. The changes are due to increased airport fees in Morocco which will make these routes less profitable.
In total, 34 Ryanair flights per week will be cut. The London(Stansted)-Fez and Valencia-Marrakech routes will be terminated, and flights from London(Luton)-Marrakech will be reduced to 2 flights per week.
The official Ryanair statement read: “ONDA, the Moroccan Government’s airports authority, has reneged on its agreement with the airline by imposing a new monopoly handling company on Ryanair which would have resulted in a massive increase in charges for the airline”.