What a difference a month makes!
In just the past month President Trump announced a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, El Al brought an Israeli and American delegation to Abu Dhabi, where the red carpet was rolled out, and a deal with Saudi Arabia was announced to allow Israeli airlines to use their airspace to fly anywhere in the world. Commercial flights between Israel and the UAE may happen as soon as next month. And President Trump announced a peace deal between Bahrain and Israel.
Now, the Jerusalem Post writes that direct flights will be established between Israel and Morocco!
The Times of Israel reports that this may be an interim step before the country officially normalizes their relationship with Israel.
Currently, a flight between Tel Aviv and Casablanca means a 10+ hour ordeal via Europe. A nonstop flight will take less than 6 hours.
This will also open up a great way to fly between the US and Israel!
A flight from JFK to Casablanca takes less than 7 hours, making it a much more practical connection point than Dubai or Abu Dhabi, which are 13 hour flights.
If they offer nonstop flights to Tel Aviv you’ll be able to fly from North America via Casablanca, where you can stopover and explore or just get on a connecting flight to Israel. With excellent award space in coach and business class, this could be an incredible way to use American or other OneWorld partner miles to fly to Israel!
Would you fly to Israel via Morocco?