SAN FRANCISCO (Rahnuma): Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc Tuesday took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 widebody Dreamliner passenger plane from Boeing Company to grow its international business.
Boeing said the new aircraft is the second member of the long-range super-efficient Dreamliner family added to the fleet of Royal Air Maroc.
The larger, long-haul Dreamliner will help Morocco’s flag carrier expand its service to Europe, the United States and Latin America.
“The choice of this airplane forms part of our strategy to continuously expand and modernize our fleet,” said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and chairman of Royal Air Maroc.
Royal Air Marco plans to deploy the 787-9 on flights from Casablanca to Paris in France, to New York in the United States, and to Sao Paulo in Brazil as the airplane has a maximum seating capacity of 302 passengers and a range of 14,140 km.
Morocco has already operated three other models from the Boeing 787 family, and it was the first carrier in the Mediterranean to fly the 787-8 Dreamliner in 2015.
With the 787-8 put into service, the Moroccan airline opened new, non-stop routes such as Casablanca to the U.S. cities of Washington, D.C and Miami.
Royal Air Maroc will also take delivery of its first 737 MAX jet later this month, one of the latest single-aisle aircraft in the country’s fleet of more than 60 Boeing airplanes.