Although it was the sector most affected during the Covid-19 health crisis, tourism in Morocco has been reborn from its ashes since 2022. Faced with the massive influx of tourists, RAM plans to strengthen its fleet, underlined Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of the company.
Royal Air Maroc is planning a major expansion of its fleet to meet the increase in tourist arrivals in Morocco. The airline plans to open new routes mainly to Africa, Europe and the Americas. To do this, the RAM crowns this strategy with a call for tenders for the acquisition of new long and medium-haul aircraft with the aim of satisfying tourism demand.
“A larger fleet is essential to reinforce the global stature of the company and capitalize on the brand image of Morocco as a destination of choice for tourists »underlined Abdelhamid Addou, on the sidelines of his participation in the Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Africa conference, organized in Marrakech.
Royal Air Maroc wants to strengthen its Casablanca hub as a transit hub for sub-Saharan Africa, especially since the continent’s potential is considerable and must be exploited by African airlines.
Despite the closure of the borders for two months (from November 29, 2021 to February 6, 2022), RAM achieved a recovery rate of 77% at the end of 2022 compared to the year 2019. It transported 5 million passengers in 2022 and achieved a turnover of 12.6 billion dirhams, down 22% compared to 2019.
The CEO of the national company had, with this in mind, presented a presentation on « the situation and prospects of Royal Air Maroc recently at a meeting of the Committee on Infrastructure, Energy, Minerals and the Environment in the House of Representatives.
Airline officials aim to establish RAM as a leader in air transport in Africa. For this, RAM plans to expand its global network. In this sense, the company is launching a call for collective mobilization and the pooling of efforts to contribute to the economic development of Africa.