Repatriation flight from Morocco at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis:
A large consulting and engineering firm contacted ATC to organize a repatriation flight from Morocco as soon as possible: a team of around thirty employees posted in Morocco were stranded there and needed to be repatriated to France as soon as possible.
Challenge: Commercial flights out of Morocco were very restricted and fully booked; Moroccan airspace could be closed at any time in the light of the COVID crisis evolution.
Solution: ATC chartered a private jet for the client and liaised with the local consulate, the airport, the ground handling agents, and the client’s safety manager to organize the flight plan and traffic rights.
The flight took off from Morocco late afternoon and the 29 passengers touched down on French soil that same evening at Paris-Le Bourget airport. Mission accomplished.