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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Moroccan Flag Carrier Launches Direct Air Route between Morocco and China

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Moroccan Flag Carrier Launches Direct Air Route between Morocco and China

Morocco's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will connect Mohammed V airport in Casablanca to Beijing Daxing international airport as of 16 January 2020, RAM announced.

Thanks to this new air route, RAM will connect Morocco to China for the first time in less than 13 hours with direct flights operated by B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 302 seats, including 26 in business class, RAM said in a statement.

Three frequencies per week will be available, the company adds, noting that flights from Casablanca will be scheduled every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 17:00 (local time) for arrival in Beijing at 11:55 local time (d+1).

According to the same source, flights from Beijing will be scheduled every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:55 for arrival in Casablanca at 19:55.

"Royal Air Maroc is proud to offer its passengers direct flight opportunities between Morocco and China. This long-awaited new air route will undoubtedly contribute to the development of Morocco destination within the world's leading tourist source market. It will enable us to respond to a strong need expressed by economic operators in both countries and will contribute to further strengthening trade and economic relations between Morocco and China," said CEO of Royal Air Maroc, Hamid Addou, quoted in the statement.

The new air route strengthens the company's network in Asia. RAM already operates direct flights between the Kingdom and four other countries on the Asian continent, namely Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar and Jordan.

MAP11 September 2019