Sep 3, 2009, 8:11 AM
We once again welcome another airline to the country's aviation industry-Royal Air Maroc, a national company of the Kingdom of Morocco.
This is, of course, a welcome development in the Gambian airline industry and a cause of joy and hope for travelers.
It's indeed a welcome development and a sigh of relief for the air travelers in the sub-region and beyond.
This development will no doubt boost up trade and commerce within the sub-region.
The coming of the new airline will connect Banjul and the Kingdom of Morocco by passengers traveling by air between Banjul and Casablanca.
While wishing our Morocan brothers best of luck, we also encourage them to make the best use of this opportunity.
We also urge them to work hard to ensure its sustainability, as over the years we have been seeing a reasonable number of airlines coming into the country only to disappear after a short sojourn. The commencement of the services from Banjul by the airline will improve accessibility, and help the country to develop stronger economic ties and trade relations with the country and the wider world.
Royal Air Maroc's arrival on the market is expected to stimulate further travel, ease movement of travelers and goods and provide affordable air travel to communities in the country.
The airline has promised its prospective passengers of world-class service on the new routes. The management of Royal Air Maroc should strive to maintain high sense of security in their operations, which is of course highlighted by their country General Manager.
Back home we urge the concerned authorities in the country to consider reducing landing fees so as to encourage more airlines to come to Banjul.
Customers' satisfaction is one way of retaining and securing more passengers. In this regard, we urge the new airline to ensure customers' satisfaction at all cost.
The coming of Royal Air Maroc is no doubt another boost for the country's aviation industry, considering the company's young and numerous aircrafts.
According to the RAM officials, the company has a young and efficient fleet, with an average aircraft age of less than 7 years, a figure well below the world average of over 11 years. This is great and we hope their decades of experience will bear fruition in The Gambia as well.
Security we emphasise must not be compromised at all cost!