joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3471 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2): Oudja (OUD) will become FR's 6th Moroccan city, initially with its MAD route. Note that OUD was served in the past (from MRS), so this marks its return.
Small correction: it was never served. FR has announced the route and started selling tickets, but as there were delays with the EU-Morocco open skies treaty, FR wasn't able to fly. The cancelled the route before the first flight took off.
So the first MAD-OUD flight will actually be the first (scheduled) FR flight to touch down at OUD.
Nice to see CRL steadily expanding. Together with MAD and NRN, CRL is currently one of the fastest growing airports in FR's network. Currently, there are 14 aircraft based at CRL. MAD will get 14 aircraft from November.
Before the new terminal opened in 2008, the physical size of the terminal didn't allow more than 5 aircraft leaving in the morning. After the brand new terminal opened, FR quickly increased the base up to 14 aircraft now. This makes MAD and CRL bigger than, for example, GRO.