Atlas Blue was a low-cost airline with its head office on the grounds of Marrakech-Menara Airport in Marrakech, Morocco, operating out of Menara International Airport.[1]

Atlas Blue
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2009 (merged into Royal Air Maroc)
Secondary hubs
Fleet size14 (upon merger)
Parent companyRoyal Air Maroc
HeadquartersMarrakech, Morocco
Key peopleDriss Benhima (now defunct) (since merger)

Atlas Blue was a subsidiary of Royal Air Maroc (RAM), operating chartered and scheduled services to Europe.[2] During 2010, Atlas Blue flights were rebranded as Royal Air Maroc flights, with the aircraft being re-painted in RAM livery.

History edit

Atlas Blue was established on 28 May 2004 and started operations on 26 July 2004, with charter operations from Morocco to France using a single Boeing 737-400. Another 5 Boeing 737-400s were transferred from Royal Air Maroc to expand services to Belgium, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.[3] Atlas Blue is owned by Royal Air Maroc (99.99%) and private investors (0.01%), and has 167 employees.[2]

At the end of 2009[when?], Royal Air Maroc bought Atlas Blue. The Atlas Blue website was shut down on 21 January 2010.[4] By the end of 2010, the Atlas Blue brand ceased to exist.[5]

Destinations edit

Atlas Blue Boeing 737-400

Atlas Blue operated scheduled flights to the following destinations (as of February 2010):[6]

Africa edit

Europe edit

Fleet edit

The Atlas Blue fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of January 2010) [7]

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Airbus A321-200 4 0 185
Boeing 737-400 6 0 168
Boeing 737-500 1 0 135
Boeing 737-800 1 0 189
Total 11

As of August 2010, all aircraft except of two Airbus A321 have been handed over to Royal Air Maroc.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Contact." Atlas Blue. 15 February 2008. Retrieved on 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 80.
  3. ^ Airways magazine, April 2005
  4. ^ "The web sites and have been merged". Atlas Blue. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  5. ^ Atlas Blue at Archived September 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "[Atlas Blue] : cheap air flight ticket Marrakech Marocco - Online booking". Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  7. ^ a b "Atlas Blue Fleet | Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 2017-08-24.

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