Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX for Royal Air Maroc. Morocco’s flag carrier – which also welcomed its first 787-9 Dreamliner this month – will take delivery of three more 737 MAX 8s and three more 787-9s over the next few months.
Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and chairman of Royal Air Maroc commented: “We are pleased to receive our airline’s first 737 MAX, which will soon be joined by three other airliners from the same family. These new 737 MAX airplanes expand our medium-haul portfolio, which forms the backbone of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet. Our choice of this airplane is in line with our strategy of continuously expanding and modernizing our fleet, and comes just a few days after the announcement of Royal Air Maroc’s invitation to join the most prestigious Oneworld Alliance. This in turn will further strengthen our leadership position on the continent, both for our country and for Royal Air Maroc.”
The airline said it plans to deploy its 737 MAX 8 on routes from Casablanca to Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria), London-Heathrow (UK), Bologna (Italy) and Paris (Orly and CDG).