Ryanair opened its 56th and 57th European bases in Marrakech on Tuesday 23rd April and Fez Wednesday 24th April, marking a significant step in expansion of the carrier in North Africa market with two Boeing 737-800 based in Marrakech operating 22 routes and a single Boeing 737-800 in Fez operating 15 routes in an investment of $230 million.
In 2013 Ryanair will operate 60 routes from Morocco from eight airports delivering 2.5 million passengers per annum.
Tourism makes a significant contribution to the Moroccan economy as is the top of foreign exchange earner, 2nd biggest contributor to GDP and 2nd biggest creator of jobs. The Moroccan Government published "Vision 2020" for tourism in Morocco to raise the destination to be in the top twenty of tourism destinations in the world and to become a model of sustainability in the mediterranean area.
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