A Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane landed Wednesday night at Miami International Airport, marking the launch of a new direct line between Casablanca and the large city of Florida State and major hub of southern states United States and Central America.
Operated at three frequencies per week, this service is the sixth direct line of the national carrier on the American continent.
A large ceremony was held at the Miami-Dade International Airport to celebrate this event, in the presence of the official delegation that was on board the inaugural flight including officials from several public organizations and economic operators. The ambassador of the king to the United States, Lalla Joumala Alaoui, attended the ceremony alongside RAM chief executive Hamid Addou, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, of the Consul General of the States Casablanca, Jennifer Rasamimanana, as well as many other personalities and media representatives from both countries.
Operated in Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (with a capacity of 302 seats including 26 in business) and Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner (with a capacity of 274 seats including 18 in Business class and 256 in economy class), flights on this new destinations are scheduled from Casablanca at 16:20 (local time) with an arrival in Miami at 20:05 (local time).
The departure from Miami is scheduled for 21:45 (local time) for an arrival in Casablanca at 10:55 (D+1).
The first return flight on this line took off in the same evening from the great city of South Florida to the economic capital of the Kingdom, with members of the Moroccan community established in number in this region of the United States. United, American tourists as well as nationals of many African countries. “Miami becomes the third direct destination served by Royal Air Maroc in the United States after those of New York and Washington DC. With this new direct air route, the company is strengthening its network in the Americas, where Royal Air Maroc also directly connects Casablanca to Montreal, Sao Paolo and Rio De Janeiro “, said the CEO of the RAM.
He added that another line Casablanca-Boston will come, from next June, to consolidate the direct air links with the United States. “Royal Air Maroc is proud to be the first airline connecting the southern United States to the African continent, providing passengers with direct flight options in less than nine hours. This new route will, first and foremost, provide an air connection tailored to the needs of our Moroccans living in Florida,” said Mr. Addou As a major hub in the southern United States, Miami is also an ideal platform to gather tourists from the American continent and transport them to Moroccan tourist destinations, he notes.
RAM’s numerous connections through its Casablanca hub will enable the national carrier to connect African communities in Florida to more than 90 destinations worldwide, including 33 in Africa.
Royal Air Maroc also aims to connect Africa to Central America through the many connections that Miami Airport offers. First airport at the US level in terms of cargo cargo, Miami-Dade is indeed a hub for connecting other nearby Florida airports and other airports in the southern United States and America. Central, said, for its part, the mayor of the American city, saying it is convinced that this link, expected for many years, will have a positive impact on the flow of tourists and the promotion of business between the two countries and with the continent African. The launch of this line coincides with the holding, this Thursday in Miami, of the 5th edition of the US-Morocco Business Forum with at the top of the agenda the role of transatlantic links between the Kingdom and the United States in the consolidation of trade and investments with the African continent.
Under the theme: “United States-Morocco Trade and Investment Forum: Transatlantic Linkages”, this business meeting brings together government officials, chiefs of staff at the University of Miami Dade College, companies and experts to discuss the development of trade between the United States, Morocco and the rest of the African continent, and explore opportunities to strengthen this economic partnership.
This conclave is initiated by the Moroccan Embassy in Washington in partnership with the US-Africa Business Center of the US Chamber of Commerce.