Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced this Thursday the launch of its new air route connecting Casablanca to Beijing at the rate of three frequencies per week.
Thanks to this new air route, the national company will connect, for the first time, Morocco to China in less than 13 hours by direct flights operated by “B787-9 Dreamliner” with a capacity of 302 seats including 26 in business, says RAM in a statement.
Flights from Casablanca will be scheduled every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. local time for an arrival in Beijing at 11:55 a.m. local time (d+1), the same source said, adding that flights from Beijing will be scheduled every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:55 p.m. for an arrival in Casablanca at 7:55 p.m.
A large delegation of senior Moroccan and Chinese officials took part in the inaugural flight this Thursday, January 16, led by the president of Royal Air Maroc, Hamid Addou, and the director general of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), Adel Al Fakir.
“Royal Air Maroc is proud to offer its passengers direct flight possibilities between Morocco and China and thus bring the Kingdom closer to the Asian giant,” said Addou, quoted by the press release, stressing that this new route long-awaited airline, “will undoubtedly contribute to the development of the Morocco destination with the world’s leading tourist emitter market”.
“This new line will allow us to meet a strong need expressed by economic operators in both countries. It will therefore participate in further strengthening trade and economic relations between Morocco and the second world power,” he said.
First destination towards China, the company thus reinforces its network in the Asian continent. Royal Air Maroc connects the Kingdom directly to four other countries on the continent, namely Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar and Jordan.