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Boeing delivers the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Royal Air Maroc

RAM's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

Boeing today delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline’s fleet. The new airplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco’s flag carrier grow its international business.

“We are particularly pleased to receive today our airline’s first 787-9, which will soon be joined by three other models from the same family. The choice of this airplane forms part of our strategy to continuously expand and modernize our fleet, and comes just a few days after the announcement of the invitation made to Royal Air Maroc to join the highly prestigious Oneworld Alliance. This will further strengthen our country’s and Royal Air Maroc’s leadership position on the continent,” says Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of Royal Air Maroc.

In 2015, the airline was the first in the Mediterranean to fly the 787-8, the initial Dreamliner that offered 20 percent less fuel and fewer emissions. With the airplane’s exceptional fuel efficiency and performance, Royal Air Maroc planned new, non-stop routes such as Casablanca to Washington, D.C and to Miami.

With the larger, longer-range 787-9, Royal Air Maroc will be able to accommodate about 30 additional passengers (for a total of 302) and fly several hundred miles farther (up to 7,635 nautical miles or 14,140 km). The airline plans to deploy the 787-9 on routes such as Casablanca to Paris (Orly), to New York and to Sao Paulo.

To celebrate its inaugural 787-9, Royal Air Maroc unveiled a special livery that honors contemporary Moroccan culture.

The airline also debuted a new interior to enhance the flying experience. Passengers in business class will have three seat options, including ‘full flat’ and ‘full privacy’. All travelers will enjoy the Dreamliner’s larger windows, lower cabin altitude, smooth-ride technology, and other amenities.

For your new cabin, we wanted a precious and natural color, Amethyst’s color. A stone we can find easily in Morocco.

Later this month, Royal Air Maroc will begin modernizing its single-aisle fleet when it takes delivery of its first 737 MAX, the latest and more efficient version of the 737 airplane. The jet will join a fleet of more than 60 Boeing airplanes.

The carrier also uses Boeing Global Services to enhance its operations through offerings such as Software Distribution Manager, a cloud-based solution that ensures operational data flows securely to and from the airplane while it is on the ground.

Boeing’s relationship with Morocco goes beyond airplanes and services. The company has supported the development of the kingdom’s aviation industry through partnerships such as a joint venture named MATIS Aerospace that specializes in producing wire bundles and wire harnesses for new airplanes. Boeing is also helping to educate local youth through partnerships with EFE-Morocco and the INJAZ Al-Maghrib association.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CN-RAM (msn 64625) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 944636.

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld®

Royal Air Maroc's 50th Boeing 737

Royal Air Maroc will join oneworld®.

Its election as a oneworld member-designate was announced when the chief executives of the alliance’s 13 current member airlines, gathered in New York for their year-end Governing Board meeting. The announcement came just weeks before the alliance celebrates the 20th anniversary of its launch.

Royal Air Maroc is expected to become part of oneworld in mid-2020 when it will start flying alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the airline business. Its regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will join as a oneworld affiliate member at the same time.

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc

As part of the alliance, Royal Air Maroc will offer the full range of oneworld customer services and benefits; more than 1 million members of the airline’s Safar Flyer loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem rewards on all oneworld member airlines and with its top-tier members able to use the alliance’s more than 650 airport lounges worldwide.

While Southern Africa’s Comair, which flies as a franchisee of British Airways, has been a oneworld affiliate member since the alliance launched in February 1999, Royal Air Maroc will be oneworld’s first full member from Africa — the only continent, apart from Antarctica, where the alliance hasn’t had a full member.

It will also be the alliance’s first new full-member airline signed since 2012, although Fiji Airways links to the alliance starting today as the first partner of oneworld connect, the first new membership platform since the alliance was established.

Today, Royal Air Maroc is the largest unaligned carrier in Africa, with a transformational strategy well underway to develop it quickly into a global airline and the continent’s leader in terms of both size and quality.

Royal Air Maroc carried 7.3 million passengers last year on a fleet of 55 aircraft. The airline’s network currently connects its Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) base in Casablanca, Morocco, with 94 destinations in 49 countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, including oneworld hubs Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar (DOH); Heathrow Airport in London (LHR); Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Spain (MAD); Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME); John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK) and Sao Paulo International Airport in Brazil (GRU).

The airline’s schedule will add 34 new destinations and 21 countries to the oneworld map, taking the alliance’s network to 1,069 airports in 178 countries and territories.

Under Royal Air Maroc’s ambitious five-year strategy, it plans to expand its fleet significantly, carrying 13 million customers a year across a global network serving 121 destinations in 68 countries. This will add another 15 destinations and nine countries to the alliance network, giving the alliance a total of 1,084 destinations in 187 countries and territories.

Three established oneworld member airlines — British Airways, Iberia and Qatar Airways — currently serve three destinations in Morocco between them: CMN, Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) and Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG).

Royal Air Maroc CEO Abdelhamid Addou said, “Royal Air Maroc is excited and honored to have been invited to become oneworld’s wings of Africa. We look forward to completing our flight on board speedily and smoothly so that we can offer the services and benefits of the world’s best airline alliance to our customers and across our own network as soon as possible. We will be flying alongside the finest collection of air carriers in the skies, while at the same time making it easier for people all over the world to reach our historic and beautiful part of the world. This undoubtedly represents one of the most significant landmarks in our airline’s 60-year history and on our journey to establish Royal Air Maroc as the leading airline of Africa.”

Top Copyright Photo (all other images by the airline): Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-8B6 WL CN-RGN (msn 33075) (50th Boeing 737) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 944645.

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First Looks: Royal Air Maroc’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

RAM's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

Royal Air Maroc’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (CN-RAM) has been painted at Paine Field in Everett, WA. The new jetliner is currently performing testing. We have the first looks of CN-RAM in the special livery.

RAM's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

Royal Air Maroc previously announced on social media:

Royal Air Maroc will reveal a special livery for the two next aircrafts! This exclusive livery has been created to celebrate the first Boeing 737 MAX and first 787-9 Dreamliner of our fleet.

RAM's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

RAM's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special livery

All photos by Nick Dean.

Copyright Photos: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CN-RAM (msn 64625) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 944635.

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Royal Air Maroc orders an additional ATR 72-600

Royal Air Maroc Express ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) CN-COH (msn 960) (Ole Simon). Image: 927519.

Royal Air Maroc, is adding an additional ATR 72-600 to its fleet. This will bring its total ATR 72-600 fleet to six aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered before the end of the year and will be configured in the same dual-class configuration as the airline’s current ATR fleet.


Royal Air Maroc was the launch customer for the ATR -600 series and took delivery of their first ATR 72-600 in 2011. In the following seven years, ATR has delivered in total over 500 ATR-600 series aircraft, becoming the market leader in the regional segment thanks to its unbeatable economics, the widest and most comfortable cabin, operational flexibility, and state-of-the-art avionics.

In 2018 in the Africa region, ATR has delivered brand-new ATR 72-600s to Air Sénégal and Air Botswana. EWA Air and Royal Air Maroc will be the next customers to receive their new ATR-600s before the end of the year.

Copyright Photo: Royal Air Maroc Express ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) CN-COH (msn 960) (Ole Simon). Image: 927519.

Royal Air Maroc to unveil a new Boeing MAX and 787-9 special livery

Royal Air Maroc has announced on social media:

Royal Air Maroc will reveal a special livery for the two next aircrafts! This exclusive livery has been created to celebrate the first Boeing 737 MAX and first 787-9 Dreamliner of our fleet.

Image: Royal Air Maroc.

 

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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