Royal Air Maroc is Morocco’s largest airline, and as you’d expect, they offer the most extensive route network to/from Morocco. Presently Royal Air Maroc’s North American destinations include Montreal, New York JFK, and Washington Dulles. The airline uses Boeing 787s for both of their US routes, while they use a mix of 787s and a 747 for their Montreal route (I’m especially fascinated by the 747, as they have only one in their fleet).
It looks like the airline will soon be growing their US presence. On July 26, 2018, Royal Air Maroc filed with the US Department of Transportation requesting a new route.
Royal Air Maroc wants to launch Boeing 787 flights between Casablanca and Miami as of April 2019. The airline intends to start marketing the flight and selling tickets as soon as the government approves the route. I can’t imagine they’ll have any trouble getting approved, given that the US and Morocco both participate in the Open Skies agreement, and the airline has flown to the US for decades.
This new route between Miami and Casablanca would cover a distance of 4,321 miles, so it would be their furthest route to North America.
Royal Air Maroc has flat beds in business class on their 787s (though it’s an odd configuration), the service was friendly, and the food was quite good. I wouldn’t hesitate to fly them again, and think this is a great option for anyone in South Florida who wants to go to Morocco and beyond.
Best of all, award availability on Royal Air Maroc has historically been excellent, and you can redeem just 44,000 Etihad Guest miles for a one-way business class ticket on Royal Air Maroc anywhere in their system (once the flight becomes bookable, this would include Miami to Casablanca, and you could even connect beyond there, if you’d like). Etihad Guest is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou.
Here’s to hoping this route gets approved, and that Royal Air Maroc follows through with their expansion.
Would you consider flying RAM between Miami and Casablanca?