Morocco: Royal Air Maroc to increase aircraft fleet


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Morocco: Royal Air Maroc to increase aircraft fleet

Official sources from Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have revealed that the company will order six new aircraft before the end of March. RAM is among the African companies that are highly profitable and aims at strengthening its Boeing fleet to reach 50 aircraft. According to Driss Benhima, Chairman and Managing Director RAM, the Moroccan national carrier “will take advantage of the current meltdown to strengthen its operations and face European airlines’ competition”. The traffic between Morocco and the EU has increased from 5.5 million passengers in 2006 to 11.2 million passengers currently. An “Open Skies” agreement signed In 2006, the by the Morocco government and the EU has boosted traffic of passengers between these two destinations by 16 to 19% yearly. Mr. Benhima, however, said RAM was about to record its first loss in 10 years due to the current global financial crisis.

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