There was a time when travelling to Morocco was, by today’s standards, like travelling to North Korea: it was very little known, seemed extremely exotic and felt totally edgy.

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The small fishing village of Essaouira

Today the country is at our doorstep – well, geographically it’s still at the same place – and although it’s very familiar to many of us, it’s fair to say it is still somehow exotic and edgy. Thanks to the large number of low cost airlines flying to Morocco today, you can now easily get there paying very little. Back in 2006, when I first visited the country, I flew with the now dead Atlas Blue, paying only £90 (€110, USD145) including all taxes for a return flight from London to Marrakech. The airline was Royal Air Maroc’s bet on the low cost flight market, and was one of the first budget carriers connecting Morocco and Europe.  They may not have survived the financial crisis, but the hard times meant people had to look for cheaper holiday destinations.

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The all-blue Chefchaouen medina, in the province of Tangier-Tetouan

Offering rich culture, diverse landscapes ranging from beach to desert – crossing high mountains – good cuisine and only an average of three hours’ flight away from major European capitals, Morocco proved to be a great alternative for an exciting and inexpensive holiday.

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Mosque in Fez

Marrakech is by far the most popular destination. Other cities also covered by low cost airlines include Fez, Tangier and Agadir.

Ryanair and Easyjet together lead the list of airlines flying to the Morocco, mostly from France and the UK. The latest airline to serving the country is UAE’s Air Arabia, now with a hub for flights exclusively to Europe. The great news about all this is that, if you book in advance, you may still pay as little as £90/€110 return.

In latter years, the country, already consolidated as a top destination for backpackers, budget conscious travellers and winter sun seekers, has also become a favourite with luxury travellers. That means that not only is the country considered exotic, but there’s also a chic side to it. Top luxury hotel companies Four Seasons and Rocco Forte have already eyed Marrakech, and another handful of exquisite boutique properties already opened their doors few years ago.

So, although mass tourism has since long invaded the country, making it perhaps slightly less special, less exclusive – or maybe making whoever goes there look not as adventurous as it would have seemed in the past – Morocco is still an unmissable destination.

Low Cost Airlines Flying To Morocco
Posing with a water seller in Marrakech

On the next posts, I’ll give some tips on the places I visited on my latest travels around the country. And I was so hoping those snake charmers on Marrakech’s Djema el-Fna square wouldn’t throw a snake around my neck again!

Main Low Cost Airlines Flying To Morocco

Agadir: Air Arabia,  Air Berlin, Easyjet, Eurowings, Ryanair, Transavia
Casablanca: Air Arabia, Easyjet, Tui, Vueling
Essaouira: Ryanair, Transavia
Fez: Air Arabia, Easyjet, Ryanair, Vueling
Marrakech: Air Arabia, Corendon, Easyjet, Eurowings, Ryanair, Transavia, Tui, Vueling
Nador: Air Arabia, Corendon, Eurowings, Ryanair, Transavia, Tui, Vueling
Oujda:  Ryanair, Transavia
Rabat: Easyjet
Tangier: Air Arabia, Corendon, Easyjet, German Wings, Ryanair, Transavia, Tui, Vueling

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