Royal Air Maroc was revealed as a customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the conclusion of Day 1 at the 2023 Dubai Airshow.
Breaking Down The Order
The airline has announced a commitment for two Boeing 787-9s to be added to its order book—a decision by the company as it looks to grow its widebody fleet.
While nine Dreamliners are currently operational, acquiring two more units will help enable further flexibility alongside expanding the long-haul network.
Additionally, pressure will be eased on existing units currently within the operations.
Previously, Boeing said this deal was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website.
The Royal Air Maroc Fleet
Royal Air Maroc currently flies mostly Boeing aircraft spread across various aircraft types.
The airline flies a fleet of 737 aircraft, which includes 28 737-800s alongside two 737-8s, part of the next-generation fleet.
Five 787-8 Dreamliners are in-service, working alongside four 787-9s. Thanks to the latest commitment, this is expected to grow.
Comments From Executives
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 favorable market conditions in 2023. Simultaneously, the company is actively pursuing a significant tender to quadruple the fleet before 2037Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Air Maroc.
The 787 Dreamliner is perfectly suited to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth and modernization plans. 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.Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.
Understanding Royal Air Maroc
Royal Air Maroc, since its launch, the airline has adorned the title of the national carrier of Morocco. As part of this, it flies to 82 destinations in 41 territories worldwide.
The airline is currently part of the Oneworld alliance, allowing its customers to access various partner companies.
Some of Royal Air Maroc’s most essential destinations include cities in Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East.