MIAMI — Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) launched new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport last September 8.
The flight, operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will run three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. RAM’s 787s have 256 seats in economy in a 3-3-3 layout and 18 2-2-2 seating in business class.
The flight is RAM’s second U.S. destination, with service out of JFK Airport. Dulles is the first new U.S. city chosen by RAM in 40 years, and will connect travelers to more than 70 destinations on the carrier’s route network, including Marrakesh, Dakar and Lisbon.
It also flies out of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Dulles is the third long-haul flight launched by RAM in 2016, following Rio de Janeiro on May 2 and Nairobi on March 31.
After touching down at 21:44 local, the Dreamliner was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute. The inaugural ceremony at Gate A15 included Moroccan coffee, light snacks and gift bags for passengers flying to Casablanca.
Passengers flying in the carrier’s business have access to Etihad’s premium business and first class lounge in Terminal A. The split level lounge offers services including dining areas, seating to relax, a business center, spacious bathrooms with shower facilities and a kid-friendly family entertainment area.
Guests included Moroccan Ambassador to the United States Rachad Bouhlal and Mike Stewart, vice president of airline business development for Dulles. “Royal Air Maroc’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Casablanca, Morocco provides passengers with another important destination from Dulles International,” said Stewart.
“This new service also allows passengers in the nation’s capital region to easily connect to more than 70 other Royal Air Maroc destinations,” he said.
RAM currently flies four Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with one more to be delivered by the end of the year. The airline has a fleet of 52 aircraft, with 34 Boeing 737-800s, four 767-300s, one 747-400 four ATR72-600s, four Embraer E190s and one 737-300 freighter.