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The state-owned Royal Air Maroc announced, on Tuesday, the launch of a direct line with Israel, linking Casablanca and Tel Aviv, starting from December 12th.

This came in a statement by Royal Air Maroc, a copy of which was received by The Eastern Herald.

The Moroccan company said that the new airline will organize five flights per week, with an estimated time of about 5 and a half hours per flight.

The statement added: The outbound flights from Casablanca to Tel Aviv will be organized on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while the coming flights from Tel Aviv will be organized every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

And he indicated that the Moroccan company will provide its customers with economy class tickets, starting from 3,400 dirhams (350 dollars) for a round trip.

On October 11, 2018, Royal Airlines signed a cooperation protocol with the Israeli company El Al, and announced their intention to provide air transport services between the two countries through Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca, and Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.

Last August, Israel opened a representative office in Rabat.

On December 10, 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between them, after they had stopped in 2000 following the freezing of relations by Rabat, due to the outbreak of the second Palestinian Intifada (Al-Aqsa Intifada).

Morocco is the fourth Arab country to agree to normalization with Israel during 2020, after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, while Egypt and Jordan have two peace agreements with Israel, since 1979 and 1994, respectively.

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