Although hundreds of thousands of travelers fly every day, finding the lowest fares is difficult, if not impossible, to many people. Comparison-shopping is the name of the game for finding cheap flights. It is not complicated but can be tedious and time-consuming. Lady luck plays a part too. There is no magic formula for always finding the cheapest airfares. Shop around for the best deal and be patient. One company will never ever always have the cheapest price
Airfare is usually the biggest single expense of any long-distance trip. Finding cheap flights leads to significant savings in the total cost of travel. Back in the Middle Ages of air travel, airlines used to distribute their rates in telephone-book-sized publications updated every few weeks, and your travel agent would actually get on the phone to reserve your seat. Nowadays, fares change as often as the weather in Morocco.
Always compare like with like: First, watch out for taxes, surcharges and fees. Secondly, some airlines are more comfortable (offering seat allocation, food and drinks) so price is not always the only factor. However, there are some efficient steps and simple tricks that can help you find the cheapest flights.
Book in Advance and Be Flexible on Flight Times
Waiting until the last minute to purchase is like playing roulette—sometimes you'll get lucky, but more often than not, you won't. While we have all heard of people obtaining a real last minute bargain the general rule with airline tickets is the earlier you book the larger the saving. Most airline sources agree that anything outside 21 days before takeoff is considered an advance-purchase ticket. Airlines are different, but generally, once you hit 15 days before the flight, the price begins to go up, and then it goes up again at the seven-day mark. So if you want a retail ticket, buy it at least 21 days out for the best price.
Flights on popular routes fill up quickly. Also, as the airlines struggle to cover increasing fuel costs, this expense is passed along to passengers in the form of fuel surcharges, which can add up to $80 or more each way. If you book early, you may be able to lock in a fare with a lower surcharge. Travel agents advise booking as soon as you know your plans, especially for holiday travel, travel over school breaks and travel to destinations during peak season.
When searching for fares, try looking for flights on different dates; sometimes flying even a day earlier or later than your original travel dates can save you a bundle. Timing when you fly is just as important as when you buy. Though airfares can be fickle and inconsistent, cheaper flights to Morocco are typically available on weekdays, as opposed to weekends, and during non-rush hours. If you can’t avoid major holidays, like Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, national long-weekend holidays and spring break periods in March, a good rule of thumb is to try to travel when everyone else doesn’t want to. Think Christmas Eve or day, Thanksgiving Day or a week ahead of time. Flying on a holiday has its benefits—the airports and planes are usually less crowded, and the “we’re all in this together” atmosphere can lend to an easy-going travel experience.
Morocco Flight Information
- Royal Air Maroc
- Regional Air Lines
- Casa air service
Agadir -- Al Massira Airport: (AGA) Flights to most major European cities
Al Hoceima -- Cherif Al Idrissi Airport: (AHU) Flights to most major European cities
Casablanca -- Mohammed V International Airport: (CMN) Arrivals and departures to worldwide destinations
Fez -- Saïss Airport: (FEZ) Flights to Europe and Casablanca
Laayoune -- Hassan 1er Airport: (EUN) Flights to Agadir, Casablanca, Dakhla and Las Palmas
Marrakech -- Menara International Airport: (RAK) Flights all major international airports in Western Europe
Nador -- Taouima Airport: Flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, Cologne and Düsseldorf
Oujda -- Angads Airport: (OUD) Flights to Amsterdam, Casablanca, Marseille and Paris
Ouarzazate -- Ouarzazate Airport: (OZZ) Flights to Casablanca and Paris
Rabat -- Sale Airport: (RBA) Flights to Paris and Tripoli
Tangier -- Ibn Batouta International Airport: (TNG) Flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, London, Madrid, Marrakech and Paris
Some of the airlines offering flights to Morocco
- From North America : American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Air France, Royal air Maroc, Alitali, Lufthanza and British airways.
- From Europe : Corse Air International, Royal air Maroc, Iberia, Air France and British airways.
- From Asia : Air France, Emirates and Royal air Maroc.
Most popular flights to Morocco
- Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Agadir, Morocco (AGA)
- New York, NY (JFK) to Agadir, Morocco (AGA)
- Barcelona, Spain (BCN) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- Chicago, IL (ORD) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- London, United Kingdom (LHR) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- Madrid, Spain (MAD) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- New York, NY (JFK) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- Paris, France (CDG) to Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
- London, United Kingdom (LGW) to Fez, Morocco (FEZ)
- Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Fez, Morocco (FEZ) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- London, United Kingdom (LGW) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- London, United Kingdom (LHR) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Madrid, Spain (MAD) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- New York, NY (JFK) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Paris, France (ORY) to Marrakech, Morocco (RAK)
- Washington, DC (IAD) to Rabat, Morocco (RBA)
- New York, NY (JFK) to Tangier, Morocco (TNG)