Ryanair has announced that it will establish its first non-European bases in 2013 by opening two sites in Fez and Marrakech, Morocco. The airline will also add two airports to its network, Essaouira and Rabat, as it grows its operations in Morocco to eight airports and 60 routes. At Fez, Ryanair will base one aircraft and operate 15 routes delivering an estimated 600,000 passengers per annum, including four new routes to Lille, Nantes, Nimes and St Etienne. Two aircraft will be based at Marrakech, from where Ryanair will operate 22 routes, including seven new destinations: Baden, Bergerac, Cuneo, Dole, Munich, Paris and Tours. The airline expects to serve around 1m passengers via Marrakech. Ryanair will operate flights to Brussels and Marseille from its two new airports, as well as Paris from Rabat.