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Dubai Airshow: Royal Air Maroc Confirms Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Royal Air Maroc confirmed a repeat order for 787 Dreamliners at the Dubai Airshow. The popular North African carrier will expand its widebody fleet by ordering the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner. The airline will add two 787-9s to join its fleet of nine Dreamliners. With the 787’s efficiency and flexibility, Royal Air Maroc aims to enhance its long-haul network and provide exceptional service to passengers.

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc announced a repeat order for the 787 Dreamliner, confirming two 787-9s in its order book.

“The two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will enable Royal Air Maroc to expand in the short-term its long-haul network in response to the highly favorable market conditions in 2023,” said Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Air Maroc. “Simultaneously, the company is actively pursuing a significant tender to quadruple the fleet before 2037.”

Over the past nine years, Royal Air Maroc has expanded its fleet of widebody aircraft. It acquired a combination of 787-8s and 787-9s. Previously undisclosed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, this recent addition marks a significant milestone for the airline.

“The 787 Dreamliner is perfectly suited to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth and modernization plans,” said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Boeing’s relationship with the airline spans more than five decades, and we look forward to more opportunities to strengthen our partnership with Royal Air Maroc.”

Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco, is a member of the oneworld Alliance. The airline flies to 82 destinations and covers 41 territories worldwide. It offers convenient connections to major capital cities in Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East. Royal Air Maroc’s fleet includes Boeing 737s and 787s.

About the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Since its introduction in 2011, the 787 family of aircraft has revolutionized long-haul travel. It has opened up over 380 new nonstop routes across the globe. The 787 offers a more sustainable option, with a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions compared to its predecessors. Passengers also enjoy an enhanced onboard experience. Features include larger windows offering panoramic views, improved air quality with increased humidity and lower cabin altitude, spacious overhead compartments, soothing LED lighting, and advanced turbulence-sensing technology.

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