You can now fly nonstop from Boston to this Moroccan city


If you’d like to visit the massive Hassan II Mosque and the bustling Mohammed V Square in Casablanca, Morocco, you can now take a direct flight from Logan Airport to get there.

On Saturday, Royal Air Maroc began service from Logan Airport to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city. It is the first nonstop route from Logan Airport to mainland Africa, according to a Massport press release. The route will run on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, according to the release.

For its inaugural flight, Royal Air Maroc’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner received a traditional water cannon salute and the Moroccan flag was raised during a ceremony in Logan’s Terminal E. The airline also plans to fly the 787-8 Dreamliner on the route during future trips, according to Massport.

“We welcome Royal Air Maroc to Boston and we are excited to offer passengers a new gateway to Africa,” said John Pranckevicius, acting CEO at Massport, in the release. “This new partnership will provide new opportunities for recreational travel, educational tours, and business development between New England and the Kingdom of Morocco.”