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Moroccan start-up sets out its stall

Posted 18 July 2019 · Add Comment

Operating since 2018, Morocco’s Sarah Airways is concentrating on VIP transport and medical evacuations – both growing markets in Morocco.

 


Founder and owner/CEO, Khalid Serghat (pictured above), said he has been planning for his new airline for around a decade but waited until market growth justified the investment.
He explained: “We took the decision in the first half of 2018 and soon acquired our first aircraft, a Cessna Citation VII. Working closely with Morocco’s Department of Equipment, Transport and Logistics (DGAC), flights began in September 2018 and our second aircraft – a Cessna Citation III – soon arrived.
“We focus on VIP transport and medical evacuations, operating mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and we will develop our service, offering greater flexibility through fleet expansion.”
Based at Casablanca’s Mohamed V International Airport, Sarah Airways is soon to acquire a third aircraft – a Hawker 900XP – offering greater range and enabling international network expansion to places like New York and Dubai. It intends to be operating a fleet of eight aircraft within five years.
With a positive balance sheet after its first 10 months, Serghat says that the company “has achieved almost 95% of the business plan’s objectives with more than 150 flights to its credit”.
 

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