Airlines and Aviation
A kiss might still be a kiss in Casablanca, but the city will never be the same with the arrival of the Mediterranean's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will allow Morocco's flagship carrier to spread its wings and lowers its costs.
Royal Air Maroc's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from Boeing's base in Everett, Washington, on 31 December 2014, flying 8,867 kilometres, or 4,788 nautical miles, to Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morroco.
The airline is the first air carrier in the Mediterranean to take delivery of the technologically advanced, fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly jetliner.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers airline passengers larger windows, which can be dimmed electronically, and larger overhead bins for carry-ons.
The cabin is pressurized to a lower altitude and the humidity levels are higher. Thanks to new technology, the ride is also smoother, all of which translates into a more pleasant in-flight experience for passengers riding in the plane.
More Than 50 Travel Destinations
The airline has an extensive domestic route system. It also flies to more than 50 travel destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
The airline has nearly 50 Boeings, most of which are Next-Generation Boeing 737s. It also flies Boeing 767-300s and a Boeing 747-400.
"The 787 will provide Royal Air Maroc the capability to grow its long haul network and significantly reduce operating costs, all while offering its customers an unmatched on-board experience," says Van Rex Gallard, Vice President of Sales, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"Royal Air Maroc is a valued Boeing customer, and we are delighted to be able to celebrate with the airline as it opens a new chapter in its long and successful history with the operation of the 787. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Royal Air Maroc as it expands its global long haul fleet."
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