Morocco's airline suspends flights to China

Royal Air Maroc announces suspension of direct flights to China until February 29 due to very low demand for Casablanca-Beijing flights amid coronavirus outbreak.

RABAT - Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will suspend direct flights to China on Friday until February 29 amid the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency MAP reported.

The decision was made because of "a very low demand" on Casablanca-Beijing flights, the agency said.

RAM began a direct air route on January 16 with three flights weekly to Beijing from Casablanca.

No case of coronavirus has been registered so far in Morocco. Three days ago the government said it would repatriate 100 Moroccan nationals, mostly students, from the Wuhan area, which has been locked down by Chinese authorities to deal with the virus.