A NEW flight route between Gibraltar and Tangier in Morocco is being launched in March next year.
Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc will operate the service on Thursdays and Sundays.
As one of the world’s shortest intercontinental flights, it will link the continents of Europe and Africa in just under 30 minutes.
The two cities share a long history with transport links dating back to the 1930s, but have not had an air link since the 1990s.
The service is part of a wider effort by the Gibraltar Government to promote the Rock’s tourism industry, financial services and commercial affairs in Morocco.
Tourism minister Neil Costa said: ““Gibraltar has enjoyed strong links with Morocco for years and thanks to the Government of Gibraltar’s initiative to allow Moroccan nationals with Schengen visas to visit for a maximum of 21 days, this
will allow the discovery of Gibraltar as a unique destination for shopping and leisure.
“This service will also be conveniently timed so that passengers can connect from Casablanca with one-stop at Tangier, opening up Gibraltar to the largest city in Morocco.”
Flights will be operated by Royal Air Maroc’s fleet of 70 seat ATR72 turboprop aircraft and offer both economy and business seating.
30 minutes flight? Ferry ride is 35 minutes.
And the ferry is far kinder to the planet Harry.
35 minutes Harry? Try 2 and a half hours, once a week…
plus 3 hours three waiting to get into Gib
Last time that I visited GB, 45 minutes waiting crossing the border. Thnx to Guardia civil of Spain. Now take a flight from anywhere in the world direct to Tangier and then to GB. Welcome royal air maroc
Let’s hope Gib and Spain installs a foolproof people filter then Benyamin.