Tourism & TravelRoyal Air Maroc wants to acquire new planes

Royal Air Maroc wants to acquire new planes


The national airline plans to acquire new planes to replace the Boeing 737 NG. In this sense, it is preparing to launch a call for tenders.

In a statement to International Flight Network, RAM Chairman and CEO Abdelhamid Addou said the airline would launch a tender to replace the Boeing 737 NG next year. He said the company is unlikely to “automatically” choose the Boeing 737 Max. RAM leans more towards the Airbus A320neo. The RAM boss also declared, during a lively press conference on March 17, that there were currently no plans to order more Boeing 737 Max.

Hit hard by the health crisis linked to Covid-19, the national airline had to withdraw a total of ten planes from its fleet: seven were sold to alleviate financial difficulties and three whose lease contracts did not been extended. Its fleet now consists of nearly 40 Boeing 737s, all but two of which are 737 NGs. Only 27 Boeing 737-800s and one 737 Max 8 are active at the moment. Royal Air Maroc was originally scheduled to receive four Boeing 737 Max 8s, but the company decided to cancel two.

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