LONDON – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced that they are going to be operating a direct service from Casablanca to Miami in April 2019.

It will be the first time a non-stop service has been offered on this route. The flight will be the first direct one from Florida to Africa in almost two decades.

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The flight from Miami to Casablanca used to include a stop in either New York, Madrid or Lisbon, built with RAM’s new Dreamliner fleet it will be able to complete the flight in a direct non-stop service.

RAM said that the flights will be operated three times weekly, with its new-generation Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners which are configured into a two-class layout, with 18 Business class and 255 economy class seats available.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said in a statement:

“I offer my congratulations and thanks to Royal Air Maroc for its decision to make Miami its first destination in Florida.”

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“Casablanca is one of the most historic, picturesque and influential cities in Africa, and we are proud to establish this first-ever connection between our two world cities”, he added.

Flights will Depart Casablanca at 11:20 am Eastern time and arrive in Miami at 7:05 pm, which will then be followed by an 8:45 pm departure from Miami arriving back in Casablanca early morning the following day.

Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola in a statement said:

“We have long sought to re-establish nonstop passenger service to Africa, and to accomplish that with an airline and a destination of this caliber is an added bonus”.

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“Royal Air Maroc’s announcement is a major milestone in the 90-year history of Miami International Airport.”

This new route will be an important step for RAM as they will no doubt continue to look to expand into the US market with more Direct flights and with the Dreamliner at their disposal this will be easier than ever before for the Moroccan carrier.