The Moroccan government and Royal Air Maroc sign a program contract that allows the airline to quadruple its current fleet to 200 aircraft by 2037.
Royal Air Maroc: from 50 to 200 planes by 2037
Royal Air Maroc will be able to increase its current fleet of 50 aircraft to 200 aircraft by 2037 under the terms of the program contract signed between the airline and the Moroccan government. The role of Royal Air Maroc is part of the development of the country’s tourism strategy and as such “will ensure the development of air routes accompanying this roadmap”. The objective is to “position Morocco among the major world tourist destinations” with a volume of 17.5 million tourists.
A very Boeing-oriented fleet
With the exception of six ATR 72-600s and four Embraer E-190s, the airline’s fleet is very Boeing-oriented. That is nine Boeing 787s for long-haul (four 787-9s and five 787-8s) and 30 Boeing 737-800s, plus two Boeing 737 MAX 8s for medium-haul.
The opportunity to open on Airbus?
It will be interesting to follow the implementation of this fleet plan over the next few years. Will Royal Air Maroc consolidate the positions of Boeing, knowing that the American manufacturer occupies an increased industrial position in Morocco? Or will this fleet plan be an opportunity to open up on Airbus with a diversification towards the A350 on the twin-aisle segment as well as on the single-aisle and in particular the A321neo, whose A321XLR version has clearly assets for the network that Royal Air Maroc wants to develop?