Royal Air Maroc has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, CN-RAM (c/n 64625), making it the second Dreamliner variant in the airline’s fleet.
In 2015, the airline became the first carrier in the Mediterranean to fly the 787-8, enabling Royal Air Maroc to operate new, non-stop routes from Casablanca to Washington, D.C and Miami.
Abdelhamid Addou, the airline’s chief executive and chairman said:”We are particularly pleased to receive 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,”
Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, Ihssane Mounir, added: “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.”
Later this month, Royal Air Maroc will begin modernizing its single-aisle fleet when it takes delivery of its first 737 MAX.