Royal Air Maroc to update its B737 fleet from 2023

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Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is keen to update its Boeing 737 fleet. On March 17, 2022, Chairman and CEO Abdelhamid Addou told International Flight Network (IFN) that the airline is seeking a request for proposals to replace its Boeing 737 aircraft. 

Based out of Casablanca-Anfa Airport, RAM currently operates an almost-all Boeing fleet comprising 40 B737s, nine B787 Dreamliners, and one B767 as well as six ATR 42s and four Embraer ERJ-190s. 

The airline’s Boeing fleet is comprised of 31 B737-800s, six B737-700s, two B737-8s, and one B737-800(BBJ) according to reports from ch-aviation. 

RAM is keen to take on new aircraft to replace it 737 fleet, however neither the Airbus A320neo nor the Boeing 737 Max have been named as successors. 

The Moroccan flag carrier currently operates two 737 MAX 8s, registered CN-MAX and CN-MAY, which were delivered in December 2018 and March 2019 respectively. However, according to Addou, the carrier has no plans to acquire additional units of the type.  

RAM also operated five A321 aircraft between July and September 2021 through an aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance agreement (ACMI) with EU-based ACMI charter and cargo operator, SmartLynx Airlines. 

According to the report from IFN, the airline reduced its fleet capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic with seven aircraft sold to mitigate expenses and three where leasing contracts were not extended. 


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