Royal Air Maroc has confirmed an order for two Boeing 787-9s at the Dubai Airshow 2023, as the airline grows its widebody fleet.
The North African carrier, which currently operates nine Dreamliners, has added to its widebody count with a mix of 787-8s and 787-9s over the last nine years. The latest order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s orders and deliveries inventory.
“The two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will enable Royal Air Maroc to expand in the short-term its long-haul network in response to the highly favourable market conditions in 2023,” said Abdelhamid Addou, the airline’s chairman and chief executive officer.
“Simultaneously, the company is actively pursuing a significant tender to quadruple the fleet before 2037.”
Royal Air Maroc Dreamliners
“The 787 Dreamliner is perfectly suited to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth and modernisation plans,” said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing.
“Boeing’s relationship with the airline spans more than five decades, and we look forward to more opportunities to strengthen our partnership with Royal Air Maroc.”
The national carrier of Morocco is a member of the oneworld Alliance and flies to 82 destinations in 41 territories around the world, including frequent departures to the biggest capitals in Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East. Its fleet of Boeing planes includes 737s, in addition to 787s.
Since revenue service began in 2011, the 787 family has launched more than 380 new nonstop routes around the world and reduces fuel use and emissions by 25% compared to the airplanes it replaces.
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