Royal Air Maroc flies to Miami from Casablanca
The airline Royal Air Maroc has inaugurated a new route linking Casablanca to Miami, its fourth destination in the United States.
RAM operates three weekly rotations between its Casablanca base and Miami airport, aboard 787-8 Dreamliners that can accommodate 18 passengers in Business class and 256 in Economy. Departures are scheduled Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4:20 p.m. to arrive at 8:05 p.m., with return flights leaving Florida at 9:45 p.m. to land the next day at 10:55 a.m. Royal Air Maroc has no competition between the two cities; Miami had no direct route to Africa since 2000 and the departure of South African Airways.
RAM already serves New York-JFK and Washington-Dulles in the USA, and will add a route to Boston-Logan in June. It should be remembered that it will become the fourteenth member of the Oneworld alliance by the middle of next year, and the first based in Africa (its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will become an associate member of the alliance). At Boston airport, American Airlines offers about fifteen routes including to the Caribbean, while JetBlue Airways (which shares its codes with Royal Air Maroc) is by far the leading operator in terms of number of lines at Logan. The RAM also arises in Montreal in Canada, and in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.