Etihad Airways has announced it will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca and Rabat in the Kingdom of Morocco.

A three-times-weekly service from the airline’s UAE hub to Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, will commence on September 19.

This will be followed by direct flights to the Moroccan capital, Rabat, from October 28.

The addition of these two new services brings the total number of destinations Etihad now serves to 58 worldwide.

Those wishing to book are advised to visit to view their options and to remain informed on the appropriate entry regulations at their end destination.

Flights are also available for booking through the mobile app, by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE), or through a local or online travel agency.

In other Etihad news, the airline has partnered with Singapore food technology start-up Lumitics to trial the use of computer vision and machine learning to reduce food wastage on flights.

The tie-up will see Etihad and Lumitics track unconsumed Economy class meals with the collated data used to highlight food consumption and wastage patterns across the network. Analysis of the results will help to reduce food waste, improve meal planning and reduce operating costs.

Lumitics’ ‘Insight Life’ technology uses AI and image recognition to differentiate and identify the types and quantity of unconsumed meals based on the design of the meal foils without requiring manual intervention.