Royal Air Maroc wants to quadruple its fleet in 15 years

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The airline company Royal Air Morocco has a new program contract for the period 2023-2037which should in particular see its fleet pass from 50 to 200 aircraft.

Presented on July 11, 2023 as part of Morocco’s ambitions to attract 65 million visitors in 2037the program contract provides for an investment by the country in its national company, based at the airport of Casablanca-Mohammed V. There state participation in the capital of RAM “will be reinforced, within the framework of the support by the government of a large-scale investment project of the company, the implementation of its development plan, support for its competitiveness and the digitalization and improvement of the quality of its services”, according to a press release from the Department of Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch.

This 15-year program contract provides in particular that the fleet of Royal Air Maroc (six ATR 72-600, 28 Boeing 737-800, two 737 MAX 8s, one 767-300F, five 787-8s, four 787-9s and four Embraer 190) reaches 200 aircraft by 2037. The company currently has no aircraft awaiting delivery, and has not detailed which models it plans to acquire.

RAM also aims to develop air links that support the strategic roadmap of the tourism (targeting 17.5 million visitors in 2026, 120 billion dirhams in foreign exchange earnings, and the creation of 80,000 jobs direct and 120,000 indirect, in addition to strengthening the role of the tourism sector in attracting investment and creating businesses), “through opening up to new destinations internationalalso with the aim of strengthening ties between the Moroccan community established abroad and Morocco, as well as opening up a set of regions in the Kingdom, through the strengthening of domestic air links by setting up 46 new service stations “.

Its base in Casablanca will be developed “as a connecting platform connecting major international hubs”, positioning the airport ” in the top 3 in Africa in terms of traffic and connectivity”.

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