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2014-03-25 10:54

Starting this winter: fly from Vienna to Marrakesh and Agadir with NIKI

Gnaoui-Musiker auf der Djemaa-el-Fna.jpgNIKI adds three weekly flights between Vienna and Morocco to the 2014 winter schedules. NIKI will fly direct from Vienna to the imperial city of Marrakesh every Wednesday, and offer a non-stop service to  the popular seaside resort of Agadir every Monday and Wednesday. In combination with the flights offered by its parent company airberlin via Germany, Niki now offers a full Morocco schedule.

NIKI’s Monday service leaves Vienna at 08.25 and arrives in Agadir at 11.30. The return flight leaves Morocco at 12.10 and lands in the Austrian capital at 17.15. The Wednesday service to Agadir departs Vienna at 20.00, arriving in the coastal town at 23.05. The return leg departs at 00.45, and touches down in Vienna at 05.50. NIKI operates a service to Marrakesh every Wednesday at 20.00, landing in the royal city at 22.55. The return flight departs at 00.55 on Thursday and lands in the Austrian capital at 05.50. The Marrakesh and Agadir flight schedules offer ideal connections in Vienna for holidaymakers from German cities such as Munich, Berlin, Hanover, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf as well as Copenhagen and Milan.

“Morocco is a destination that offers no end of options for tourists: culture and history, sport and leisure, relaxation and natural beauty. Its excellent hotels make it an even more attractive prospect for travellers. Something of a well-kept secret for a long time now, these direct flights now make it even easier to reach the destination.  In combination with airberlin’s flights via Germany we now offer our passengers even more flexibility when it comes to making their travel plans for Morocco,” explained NIKI CEO Christian Lesjak.

Marrakesh, one of four former imperial cities, and Agadir, a beautiful seaside resort with year round sunshine, are the country’s most popular tourist destinations. In under four hours visitors will find themselves in a completely different world. Surrounded by palms and set against the rugged panoramas of the Atlas mountains is the legendary city of Marrakesh with its striking red buildings which have provided a rich source of inspiration for countless writers and artists over the years. Culture fans can treat themselves to a tour of the country taking in the former imperial cities of Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes and Fes, and immerse themselves in the country’s fascinating history.

 Dating back hundreds of years, the ancient cities exude the charm of One Thousand and One Nights, transforming any trip into an unforgettable experience.

In recent years Marrakesh has established itself as a world-class golf destination, earning itself the title of the Best Golf Destination in Africa, the Gulf States and the Indian Ocean from the International Global Golf Tourism Organisation IAGTO. There are around eight golf courses in the immediate vicinity of the city with a further four currently under construction and due for completion soon. In Agadir golfers can choose between four modern courses with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean, with package deals including exclusive hotel accommodation also available. The coastal city is famous for its long sandy beaches – 10 kilometres in total – and year round sun.

Direct flights from Vienna to Marrakesh and Agadir can be booked with travel agents or on flyniki.com from €189 one way. 

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NIKI is the second-largest airline based at Vienna International Airport. As part of the airberlin group it was granted membership of the oneworld® alliance on 20 March 2012, enabling the Austrian carrier to offer its customers a worldwide route network. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent products and prices have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria.

airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines and flies to 147 destinations worldwide. Germany’s second largest airline, it carried more than 31,5 million passengers in 2013. Airberlin’s strategic partnership with Etihad Airways (which holds a 29.21% stake in the airline) and its membership of the oneworld® alliance gives it access to a global network.  The award-winning airline offers flights to destinations all over the world under codeshare agreements with 16 airlines. The aircraft in the airberlin fleet have an average age of just five years, making it one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly in the whole of Europe.

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