Royal Air Maroc Wants To Launch 787 Flights From Casablanca To Boston

Royal Air Maroc has had some good moments recently. The airline will become the first full member of Oneworld in six years.

As Royal Air Maroc takes delivery of their new 787-9s, expansion looks certain for Morocco’s largest airline. This time, they are launching a new route to Boston.

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Royal Air Maroc will use their 787s for international expansion. Photo: OneWorld

Royal Air Maroc’s Current Routes to North America

As of now, Royal Air Maroc flies from Casablanca to Montreal, New York-JFK, and Washington- Dulles. Starting in April, Royal Air Maroc will fly to Oneworld founder American Airlines’ hub in Miami.

Royal Air Maroc Wants To Launch 787 Flights From Casablanca To Boston
Royal Air Maroc’s North American network will include five destinations once flights to Boston commence.

New York, Washington D.C., and Montreal are areas with a high population of Moroccan expatriates. Boston is another area with a large population of Moroccan expatriates.

Royal Air Maroc has a monopoly on all their flights to the United States. However, the airline does face competition from Air Canada on the Montreal-Casablanca route as both companies try to profit from the large Moroccan expatriate community in Montreal.

Royal Air Maroc has not started selling tickets for the flight as the route is pending government approval. Given the Open Skies agreement between the United States and Morocco, it doesn’t seem like there will be any bureaucratic problems that could delay the launch of this flight.

The Planes

If you’re flying from Boston, or any other North American destination, on Royal Air Maroc, you’ll most likely find yourself on one of their 787s.

With the introduction of the 787-9 to the fleet, Royal Air Maroc will have two different business class configurations on their flights from the United States.

The 787-8s are arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration with flatbeds. Although there’s a slight catch to that.

When upright, the seats look just fine. When in flatbed mode, however…

The window seat bed is higher than the aisle seat. While this helps prevent against the accidental rubbing of legs with a stranger, it could be a little bit awkward. Nevertheless, this flatbed is your most comfortable seat on Royal Air Maroc’s 787-8.

Economy class is arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration that is standard for most Dreamliners.

Here is the full seat map for Royal Air Maroc’s 787-8.

Royal Air Maroc Wants To Launch 787 Flights From Casablanca To Boston
Royal Air Maroc 787-8 seat map. Photo: Royal Air Maroc

If you’re lucky enough to be on the 787-9, you’ll be in for a real treat.

Economy class will still be in the 3-3-3 configuration.

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The airline’s new economy cabin will be laid out as 3-3-3. Photo: Royal Air Maroc

However, Business Class will receive an upgrade. The new configuration will have flatbed seats in a 1-2-1 layout. This means no awkward, multi-level beds.

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The aircraft will receive and entirely new business class cabin laid out in 1-2-1. Photo: Royal Air Maroc

In addition to new seats, you may also have noticed Royal Air Maroc is going for a new color scheme in their premium cabin. According to Royal Air Maroc, the new color scheme is inspired by their Moroccan heritage.

Greater air connectivity is always a good thing and we’re excited to see Royal Air Maroc operate this route!

Would you fly Royal Air Maroc to Morocco or beyond? Let us know in the comments!

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