Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said:
"As Scotland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network with this addition of Marrakech, Morocco to our services operating from Glasgow Airport. We believe that Marrakech will prove a popular addition to our network as a winter sun destination thanks to its exotic and rich culture.”
“In total easyJet is now serves 33 destinations with over 2.3 million seats to and from Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports this winter –more than any other airline operating in Scotland.”
Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, said: “easyJet is the first airline to serve Marrakech from Glasgow Airport, and this new and exciting destination is sure to generate a great deal of interest amongst our customers.
“Marrakech is a perfect city break destination which gives travellers a wide range of activities to choose from, whether that’s shopping, golf, hiking or cultural excursions. On top of that the city offers sunshine well into the winter months and a wide range of accommodation options, from boutique hotels to self-catering flats to traditional riads.
“This new route adds to the long list of destinations easyJet already serves from Glasgow, and demonstrates the airline’s willingness to respond to an increase in demand for exotic holiday locations from the Scottish marketplace. We look forward to working closely with the easyJet team to ensuring the success of this fantastic new year-round route.”
About Marrakech: Atmospheric and seemingly untouched by modern life, the ancient Moroccan city of Marrakech offers a surreal experience. Dating back to the 11th Century, not much has changed in the ‘Red City’ as it is known thanks to the pink hue of its city walls. Squares of the ancient medina full of snake charmers, fortunetellers and acrobats can still be found.
The Djemaa el-Fna square is not to be missed - with its lively mix of merchants, musicians, fire-eaters, fortune-tellers and snake-charmers. Marrakech is full of monuments and sites of historical interest. Some of the best include the Saadien Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, El Badii Palace and the magnificent fountains of Echrab ou Chouf and Mouassine.
Beyond the Medina is the modern city, known as Guéliz, with contemporary restaurants, bars and clubs, and established high street brands.