Royal Air Maroc has taken delivery of its first
Boeing 787-9, introducing a second member of the
Dreamliner family to the airline's fleet.
-9 airplane offers more seats and more range, which will help
Morocco's flag carrier grow its international business.
are particularly pleased to receive our airline's first
787-9, which will soon be joined by three other models from the same family,"
said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO
and Chairman of Royal Air Maroc. "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."
In 2015, the airline was the first in the
Mediterranean to fly the 787-8. 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).
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'.
"The Dreamliner is the perfect platform for
Royal Air Maroc's bold vision. The airline can now take advantage
of the technology that is common across the 787-8 and 787-9, while
tailoring its network based on market demand," said Ihssane Mounir,
senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The
Boeing Company. "We have been proud partners with Royal Air
Maroc for nearly 50 years, providing the airline with generations
of advanced jetliners, and helping Morocco harness a homegrown
aerospace sector to sustain long-term growth."
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.
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