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Royal Air Maroc relaunches Casablanca-Miami route after Covid-19 scare

MOROCCO – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has decided to relaunch the Casablanca-Miami air link with the first flight expected on April 10 after the Covid-19 scare.

Moroccan carrier RAM will operate a weekly flight between its base in Casablanca-Mohammed V and Miami airport.

Flights will be run on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft with a capacity of 18 passengers in Business class and 256 in Economy class.

Flights are scheduled to depart from Morocco on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. local time and arrive at 8:25 p.m. in Miami.

The return flight will take off from Florida at 10:25 p.m. local time and land the next day at 10:40 a.m. Passengers wishing to travel on this route can book their seats as of next week.

This route was supposed to be relaunched last December but was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an interview with AeroTelegraph, Abdelhamid Addou, RAM’s CEO, confirmed this relaunch, noting that the company is considering “other plans” for North America.

The manager hopes to return to Boston-Logan “next year”, a destination inaugurated in June 2019. RAM’s Casablanca-Miami route was inaugurated in April 2019.

Morocco opened its air borders on February 7, after almost three months of closure. Many airline companies have since relaunched their flights in and out of the country.

RAM has already resumed flights to Montreal and normally serves Washington, with the company hoping for a return to normalcy so it “can open new routes,” according to Addou.

As for Europe service, Addou recalled his willingness to return “to our 2019 network”. Royal Air Maroc will open “many more routes between cities outside Casablanca and cities outside Paris” in France.

Meanwhile, Royal Air Maroc will link “many other cities such as Nador and Oujda to Frankfurt and Dusseldorf” in Germany, where only two routes are currently available (Frankfurt – Casablanca, and Dusseldorf – Nador).

Addou further added that RAM intends to “reopen Munich and Berlin. These are the new connections to be added this summer.”

Several international airlines have resumed flights to and from Morocco, which bodes well for the country’s tourism industry.

Tourism operators are optimistic about the sector’s recovery, which has been battered hard by border closures.

According to a report released in March by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco’s tourist sector is predicted to perform better in 2022 after two difficult years as the country’s economy rebounds from the pandemic.

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