Royal Air Maroc, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, confirmed an order of four 787-9 Dreamliners, which was previously announced as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The announcement was made on December 27.
The order is for $1.1 billion at list prices and consists of two aircraft purchased in December 2016 and two more bought this December. The new additions will be used by the carrier to expand its services to destinations such as North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe.
Speaking about the deal, Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of Royal Air Maroc, announced:
Today Royal Air Maroc has direct flights to 80 international destinations. Thanks to our unique position as a geographic hub and high quality of service, we bring customers from all over the world to their destinations. With more than 850 flights per month to Africa, Royal Air Maroc has the broadest presence across the continent of any airline. Our vision is to be the leading airline in Africa in terms of quality of service, quality of planes and connectivity. Ordering new-generation planes such as the Dreamliner puts our airline on the right track to fulfill our vision.
Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said:
Royal Air Maroc’s additional 787 orders are a terrific endorsement of the Dreamliner’s economic performance, fuel efficiency and unrivalled passenger experience. Expanding the relationship between
our companies that began nearly 50 years ago, Boeing is proud to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth plans within Africa and further connect Morocco to the world.
Currently, Air Maroc operates a fleet of more than 56 various Boeing aircraft, which are operated both on domestic and more than 80 international destinations.
Source: Boeing press release