BA starts London-Marrakech route

British Airways (BA) decision to start flights from London to Marrakech, Morocco, in March next year, as part of planned network expansion, could boost demand for homes in Marrakech.

Already a highly popular tourist destination, a growing number of Brits have purchased homes in Morocco, including properties in Marrakech. BA has identified Marrakech in Morocco as its top destination of 2011, in acknowledgement of the city’s potential for growth in the tourism sector.

BA’s ten top destinations are Marrakech, San Diego, New York, St Kitts & Nevis, Puerto Rico, Maldives, Japan, Las Vegas, Mauritius and St Lucia. BA chief executive Willie Walsh said: “Tourism and leisure travel is a crucial focus for us, so growing our holidays business is a major part of our business plan."

BA reports that early response to the launch of the new route to Marrakech “has been incredible.”