Royal Air Maroc will serve Marseille, Miami and Doha in winter
The airline Royal Air Maroc will restart in December in Casablanca two long-haul routes to Miami in the United States and Doha in Qatar, suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A direct line between Marseille and Dakhla is under consideration.
As part of the gradual resumption of air traffic, the Moroccan national company will relaunch on December 12, 2021 two flights per week between its base in Casablanca-Mohammed V and Miami airport, operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that can accommodate 18 passengers in Business class and 256 in Economy. Departures are scheduled for Friday and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. to arrive at 7:50 p.m., return flights leaving Florida at 9:50 p.m. to land the next day at 11:45 a.m.
The RAM remains without competition on this line, inaugurated in April 2019, and which will bring the number of operational transatlantic links to four after New York, Washington and Montreal (relaunched next Friday). Miami provides connections to “various nearby airports in Florida, as well as several airports in the southern United States of America such as Georgia and Texas. Royal Air Maroc also aims to link Africa to Central America thanks to the many connection possibilities offered by this airport, as well as the codesharing opportunities via its partner American Airlines, both companies being members of the Oneworld alliance ”, underlines its press release.
In addition, Royal Air Maroc will resume its flights between Casablanca and Doha-Hamad International airport on December 24, again with two weekly rotations in 787-8. Departures are scheduled Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. to arrive at 11:20 p.m., return flights leaving Qatar at Thursday and Saturday at 1:20 a.m. to land at 7:25 a.m.
On this line inaugurated in October 2015, RAM shares its codes with Qatar Airways with which it had signed a strategic partnership the same year and which is also a member of Oneworld.
“We welcome the successive announcements of resumption of flights with important destinations in our network. This indicates a significant improvement in the health situation in our country, as internationally, and testifies to the confidence we enjoy with all our partners. We remain mobilized to seize opportunities to relaunch additional destinations, and continue to move forward to move towards a gradual return to normal, ”said Hamid Addou, Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc, in a statement.
According to Dakhla Spot Online, RAM is also studying the possibility of launching a new link between Marseille-Provence and Dakhla airport, in addition to that to Paris-Orly where it faces Transavia: “as part of the study carried out by RAM for the launch of this new connection between this jewel of southern Morocco and the city of Marseille, capital of the South of France, the Moroccan national company commissioned the travel agency Ocean Nomad Travel, specializing in sliding and kitesurfing, to survey the southern French region and study the possibility of launching a direct flight from Marseille to Dakhla ”.
This new line will strengthen the strategic economic positioning of the region of Dakhla Oued-Eddahab “and will help accelerate the revival of the tourism sector in a destination which is experiencing remarkable growth”, underlines the site.