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Joy and comfort at Casablanca airport: reunion of Moroccans in Ukraine with their loved ones

Joy and comfort at Casablanca airport: reunion of Moroccans in Ukraine with their loved ones

C’est un autre vol spécial opéré par Royal Air Maroc en provenance de Bratislava (Slovaquie), qui a attterri, ce vendridi après-midi, 4 mars 2022, à l’aéroport de Casablanca, avec à bord 160 Marocains établis en Ukraine fuyant the war. Back in the pictures.

The special flight set up by the national company Royal Air Maroc, departing from Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, to Casablanca, brought back another group of Moroccans from Ukraine, mostly students, following the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on February 24. .

Upon leaving the airport, the returning Moroccans described the ordeal they experienced in Ukraine and the difficulties they faced in leaving the country and fleeing the war. They unanimously welcomed the efforts made by the Moroccan authorities to facilitate their transit to neighboring countries.

“It took 28 hours to get to Lviv. After that we headed towards Uzhhorod before crossing the border. Thank God, the crossing took place in 15 minutes and without problems. Members of the Moroccan embassy staff were waiting for us. They welcomed us and hosted us for two days, before boarding the airline plane Moroccan monarchy,” says a Moroccan student living in Kharkov, relieved to be back home.

We didn’t eat, and sleeping was impossible. We were in a basement, and when we wanted to go out to do some shopping, the sirens rang, and we had to go back. “I thank Morocco for the efforts it made to save its subjects,” said a Moroccan student who lives in Zaporozhye.

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“It was a long travel distance because the city I lived in was very far from the border, but thank God the trains were still running. The hardest part was the lack of food and water,” said another student returning from Ukraine.

“I would like to thank the Moroccan Embassy for its commendable efforts that welcomed us and escorted us as soon as we arrived at the border, as well as Morocco for setting up these special trips at very reasonable prices,” he adds.

Two more private flights for the company are scheduled for Friday, March 4th. The first from Warsaw (Poland) to Agadir, the second from Budapest (Hungary) to Casablanca.

Yesterday, Thursday, March 3, 2022, Royal Air Maroc announced an increase in its offer to Moroccans residing in Ukraine with new flights on March 5, 6 and 7 from Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary) and Warsaw (Poland). And this is still the same price of 750 dirhams.