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Royal Air Maroc is coming to Miami, a new link to Africa

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGT (msn 35509) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 942871.

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will commence scheduled passenger service to Miami International Airport (MIA) effective on April 3, 2019.

RAM will operate three weekly roundtrip flights between Casablanca, Morocco and Miami.

The new service will be operated with Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

With Royal Air Maroc entering service to Miami, MIA will gain its first passenger flights to/from the continent of Africa since February 2000, when South African Airways withdrew its Miami service.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by RAM): Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGT (msn 35509) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 942871.

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Royal Air Maroc tentatively schedules its last Boeing 747 revenue flight

1 in service, tentative last flight scheduled for September 15, 2018 (AT 209 Montreal Trudeau - Casablanca)

Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) only has a single Boeing 747-400 (CN-RGA) in its fleet.

According to Airline Route, the carrier is planning to operate its last revenue flight next month.

Tentatively, subject to change, the carrier has scheduled the last revenue flight for September 15, 2018 between Montreal (Trudeau) and Casablanca as flight AT209.

Copyright Photo: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747-428 CN-RGA (msn 25629) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 924430.

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Royal Air Maroc orders four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGS (msn 35506) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403138.

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have announced orders for four 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service.

The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased this month.

Royal Air Maroc, which has already taken delivery of five 787-8s, will grow its fleet of fuel-efficient 787s to a total of nine airplanes. Royal Air Maroc flies 787s on international routes from Casablanca to North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe, and with the additional airplanes plans to expand service to these areas.

 

Royal Air Maroc is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Its fleet includes more than 56 Boeing airplanes, including 737s, 767-300ERs, 787s and a 747-400. The Casablanca-based carrier operates a domestic network throughout Morocco and serves more than 80 destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South America.

Boeing also is a longstanding partner to Morocco, supporting the country’s development of its aerospace industry and workforce. Boeing and Safran are joint venture partners in Morocco Aero-Technical Interconnect Systems (MATIS) Aerospace in Casablanca, a high-quality supplier that employs more than 1,000 people building wire bundles and wire harnesses for Boeing and other aerospace companies.

Copyright Photo: The new 787-9s will join the smaller 787-8 Dreamliners already in the RAM fleet. Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGS (msn 35506) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403138.

Royal Air Maroc is coming to Washington

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGC (msn 43818) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 927406.

Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) will launch the Casablanca – Washington (Dulles) route starting on September 8, 2016. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Fred Freketic/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGC (msn 43818) approaches the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

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JetBlue Airways and Royal Air Maroc to codeshare

JetBlue Airways (New York) and Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) have today filed an application with the U.S. Governments to enter into a codeshare partnership that will offer customers easy connections between the two airlines’ networks.

Under the proposed codeshare agreement, Royal Air Maroc will place its “AT” airline code on JetBlue flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and 22 destinations in the U.S., including Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), San Francisco (SFO), Tampa (TPA) and Washington D.C. (IAD).

Additionally, JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc customers will be able to easily purchase a single ticket with seamless bag transfers via Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) to Marrakesh and 15 other Moroccan destinations, as well as a further 24 destinations in West Africa.

Less than two weeks ago, Royal Air Maroc introduced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft (above) on the Casablanca-New York/JFK route.

The airlines have successfully partnered on an interline basis since 2012, and look forward to the further cooperation this codeshare agreement brings.

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. Royal Air Maroc’s barnd new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner CN-RGB (msn 43817) is pictured on the ramp at Paris.

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Royal Air Maroc to introduce the new Boeing 787 on the New York route on Sunday

Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca), the national airline of Morocco, marks a milestone with the launch of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The airline continues:

The new, super efficient 274-seat aircraft will depart on its inaugural 6.5-hour flight from Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca (CMN) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on February 22.

This launch marks the first of two 787-8s that will be dedicated to trans-Atlantic flights between the U.S. and Morocco. Royal Air Maroc’s new planes feature 18 Business Class seats in a 2-2 layout, and 256 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Boeing 787-8, the pictured CN-RGB (msn 43817) was handed over to the carrier on December 31, 2014 and had been operating to Paris (Orly).

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Royal Air Maroc takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will enter service on January 20 to Paris Orly

Royal Air Maroc 787-8 CN-RGB (08)(Ldg) PAE (Boeing)(LRW)

Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) on December 31, 2014 took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the pictured CN-RGB (msn 43817). The new airliner has now arrived at the Casablanca base.

The new type will initially be introduced on the Casablanca-Paris (Orly) route on January 20 (originally planned for January 8) and will also operate to Montreal (Trudeau) starting on March 29, 2015, Algiers (June 14, 2015) and Jeddah (June 16, 2015).

The new type is expected to eventually operate to Beijing, New York (JFK) and Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).

Royal Air Maroc has four 787-8s on order.

On January 5 Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc this weekend celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787.

The airplane, delivered to the airline on December 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett, Washington Delivery Center, flew a 4,788 nautical mile (8,867 kilometer) nonstop flight to Royal Air Maroc’s home base in Casablanca at Mohammed V International Airport.

Royal Air Maroc’s current fleet includes nearly 50 Boeing airplanes, consisting predominantly of Next-Generation 737s, but also 767-300s, a 747-400 and now it first 787. The Casablanca-based carrier operates a domestic network throughout Morocco and serves more than 50 destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Boeing’s partnership with Royal Air Maroc dates back more than 40 years.

Top Photo: Boeing. All others by Royal Air Maroc (below).

Royal Air Maroc 787-8 CN-RGB cabin (RAM)(LR)

Royal Air Maroc 787-8 CN-RGB bed seat (RAM)(LR)

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