Following a monumental deal between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and officials of Morocco, direct flights between the Philippines and the North African nation will soon be opened. This is an exciting news to Pinoy travelers, who have long been dreaming of visiting the picturesque visa-free destination.
Earlier this month, representatives from the DOTr met with Moroccan officials at the Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile in Rabat Morocco and sealed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) in the hopes of paving the way for both countries’ respective carriers to mount daily flights to and from each other’s territory.
Bound by a Memorandum of Understanding, the parties grant full traffic rights for both passenger and cargo, and will set out other operational details for their respective designated carriers.
An increase in tourism figures and people-to-people exchanges is expected in light of the new deal, DOTr said in an official statement.
Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Bailen also disclosed that the Philippines will establish an embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco next year.