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EasyJet launches first flight from Belfast to Marrakech

Cabin crew from easyJet’s Belfast team join Deborah Harris from Belfast International Airport (centre) to celebrate the launch of easyJet’s inaugural flight to Marrakech

THE first easyJet flight from Belfast International Airport to Marrakech in Morocco has taken to the skies.

The inaugural service bound for the North African city is the 36th destination easyJet now flies to on its Belfast network.

Flights to the popular resort now operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We're delighted to be launching our first flight from Belfast to Marrakech.

“As the largest airline at Belfast International and Northern Ireland, we’re focused on strengthening our network and providing customers with low fares, a convenient schedule and more choice when they travel.”

Uel Hoey, business development director at Belfast International, added: “It's great to see Marrakech added to our departure boards.

“Morocco has long been popular for local holiday-makers, particularly with its strong appeal during the winter months.

"EasyJet have made access to this exciting destination infinitely easier, with the launch of this direct service to Marrakech.”

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