Article Written by Ezra Gollan
NEW YORK – Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc announced further North American expansion with plans to begin serving Boston from Casablanca earlier this week.
Commencing June 22, 2019, Royal Air Maroc will fly to Boston’s Logan Airport three times weekly from its hub at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.
The airline plans to use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route. The carrier’s flagship wide-body aircraft,
Royal Air Maroc currently operates five of the 787-8s. Royal Air Maroc recently took delivery of its very first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in December.
The new 787-9 addition to RAM’s fleet features a brand-new Business Class as well as Economy.
The announcement of the new service comes with the inauguration of Royal Air Maroc’s highly anticipated Casablanca to Miami flights set to begin in April of this year.
Royal Air Maroc applied for regulatory permission to operate to Boston in January. Tickets for the inaugural flight are now on sale and start at $991 one way.
Royal Air Maroc is by no means new to the United States. In April of 1975, RAM began flying the Boeing 707 from Casablanca to New York. RAM was the first Arab airline to serve New York.
Today, Royal Air Maroc serves Washington Dulles and Montreal Trudeau from Casablanca. The addition of the Boston and Miami services will make RAM the largest African carrier in North America.
In late 2018, Royal Air Maroc was announced as the latest member of oneworld Alliance. Joining oneworld will allow RAM to connect passengers throughout Northern and Central Africa with 13 partner airlines.
This is huge for Royal Air Maroc who have historically relied heavily on point-to-point traffic. Joining in 2020, RAM will become the alliance’s 14th full member.
It will be intriguing to see what level of success this new route will have and what demand there will be for the likes of Morocco from Boston.
it seems clear that there is demand in the United States for this type of destination, given the expansion taken out by the airline with new routes and new aircraft alike.