Royal Air Maroc will operate its first transatlantic commercial service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on February 22.
On that date, Royal Air Maroc’s first 274-seat Boeing 787-8 will depart on its inaugural 6.5-hour flight from Mohammed V International Airport (IATA code CMN) in Casablanca to New York JFK.
Royal Air Maroc has ordered five Boeing 787-8s to date and will dedicate two 787-8s to operating transatlantic services between the U.S. and Morocco.
Each of the airline’s 787-8s will have 18 Business Class seats in a 2-2 layout, and 256 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.
To promote its commercial launch of the Boeing 787, Royal Air Maroc is offering a $787 round-trip fare from New York JFK to Casablanca, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
Travel must be booked by March 20 for departures by May 20, 2015. Fares are subject to availability. To make reservations, call a travel agent, visit www.royalairmaroc.com or call 800-344-6726.
The Boeing 787-8 can travel up to 7,850 nautical miles, at a cruising speed of Mach 0.85.
Royal Air Maroc offers year-round, daily, non-stop service between New York JFK and Casablanca, increasing the service to twice-daily flights during the June-October peak summer period each year.
Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport serves as Royal Air Maroc’s primary hub, the carrier offering connections there to 87 cities throughout Morocco, West Africa, the Middle East and Europe.