Moroccan govt injects US$626m into Royal Air Maroc to help carrier resume air operaions

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MOROCCO – The Moroccan government has allocated MAD 6 billion ( About US$625 million) to support Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) resume operations that had been suspended due to the COVID-19 virus. The government allocation to the national carrier was made public by Morocco’s Minister of Economy Mohamed Benchaaboun during a parliamentary session at the House of Representatives early this month. The financial aid, according to a report by Morocco World News,  will be part of a budget allocated specifically to support the Moroccan public enterprises hardest hit…

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Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc announces COVID-19 austerity measures, to layoff personnel, liquidate planes

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MOROCCO – Morocco’s national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced plans to lay off a significant number of is personnel and intention to liquate a number of its planes as part of COVID19 austerity measures. The national carrier for Morocco also has plans to shutdown of certain agencies to reduce the operational costs. The austerity measures by Royal Air Maroc were made public during a meeting between the management of RAM, staff representatives, and the representatives of the National Air Transport Federation (FNTA). The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of…

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Royal Air Maroc, British Airways sign codeshare agreement to offer more choice to customers

MOROCCO – Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with British Airways. Royal Air Maroc explained that the new agreement will create new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir that will provide customers with more convenience and flexibility. The airline further revealed that the agreement will also offer flights with flexibility between  London Heathrow and Marrakech, RAM said in a statement. A codeshare agreement allows two or more airlines to share the same flight. According to Maghreb Arab Press, the agreement…

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Royal Air Maroc’s new Casablanca-Beijing Flight to improve ties between Morocco and China

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MOROCCO – The newly launched Casablanca-Beijing flight by Morocco’s national air carrier, Royal Air Maroc is expected to improve trade and diplomatic ties between the Maghreb country and its Asian counterpart. A Royal Air Maroc plane has already made the first nonstop flight between Morocco and China, taking off from Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport on Thursday, January 16, at 5 pm, and landing at Beijing Daxing International Airport on Friday at 11:55 am (local time). On board the 13-hour-long RAM flight to China was a large delegation of Moroccan…

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Royal Air Maroc to acquire more cargo, plans to serve rising demand from e-commerce

MOROCCO – Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Morocco’s flag-carrier airline, has announced plans to buy more freight planes for transporting cargo. Salim Quouninich, RAM’s Vice President said that RAM will acquire the freight planes over the coming years, Morocco world news reported. Quouninich said there is “strong growth potential” in increasing RAM’s cargo services as e-commerce expands worldwide,” adding that, “RAM has the opportunity to deliver products from the US and Europe to Africa.” According to Cargo Facts, RAM has one freight plane which it uses to delivers cargo to one…

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Royal Air Maroc expands Brazil operations with new Sao Paulo-Casablanca Flight

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MOROCCO – Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Moroccan flag carrier has revealed plans to increase operations in Brazil with a new flight connecting Sao Paulo to Casablanca. According to the Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA), the new RAM flight is expected to be launched in December or in January next year. Currently, RAM operates a total of five flights from Morocco to the South American nation. The national carrier for morocco flies to Sao Paulo three times a week and also has two additional flights from Rio de Janeiro to Morocco. The…

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Royal Air Maroc set to expand operations with new direct flights from Casablanca to Beijing.

MOROCCO – Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Morocco’s national carrier has officially announced that its direct Casablanca-Bejing air route will open next year on January 16. In a statement issued in September this year, Royal Air Maroc said that for the first time, there will be a direct flight between Morocco and China. Beijing and Morocco are estimated to be about 6,273 hours apart and the direct flight between the two cities is expected to reduce travel time to just about 13 hours. RAM will deploy its B787-9 Dreamliner for the…

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