Morocco's Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and Israel's Air Arabia yesterday announced an increase in the number of commercial flights travelling between the two countries.
"Due to the increasing demand on the Morocco-Israel direct flights, Air Arabia and RAM will launch new routes linking Marrakesh and Casablanca to Israel, starting this October," Israel's Chargé d'Affaires to Rabat, David Govrin, said on Twitter.
Govrin described the move as a "major step to the efforts aimed at strengthening relations between Morocco and Israel."
The announcement comes after a phone call on Friday between the Moroccan Tourism Minister, Nadia Fattah Al-Alawi, and her Israeli counterpart, Yoel Razvozov, during which they discussed ways to cooperate.
The first direct commercial flight from Israel landed in Morocco's Marrakech in July, seven months after the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The aircraft was reported to have been carrying 100 Israeli tourists.