Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) today (June 16) signed a previously-announced contract for the purchase of four ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s for its new Royal Air Maroc Express subsidiary. RAM also secured options for two additional ATR 72-600s. Deliveries will start in 2011. In the meantime in order to launch Royal Air Maroc Express, RAM is leasing four ATR 72-200s from ATR. The first, ATR 72-202 CN-COD (msn 483, ex F-WKVC) was accepted on June 12..
Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) will launch a new regional subsidiary called Royal Air Maroc Express this summer. RAM is leasing four used ATR 72-200s from ATR as an interim measure in order to start the new airline. The parent has also ordered two new 48-seat ATR 42-600s and four new 70-seat ATR 72-600s. The new aircraft will start to arrive in the spring of 2011.