RAM will be able to rise to the rank of the major global companies

RAM will be able to rise to the rank of the major global companies

The program contract, signed Tuesday in Rabat, between the government and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) for the period 2023-2037 will allow RAM to rise to the rank of major airlines on a global and regional scale, affirmed the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch.

This is an investment program contract par excellence which will enable the national company to increase its fleet from 50 aircraft currently to 200 aircraft in 2037, underlined Akhannouch in a statement to the press at the end of the signing ceremony.

The agreement will thus allow RAM to fully play its role on the African continent, but also to support the national tourism development strategy, he argued.

This action is part of the efforts made by the Executive in accordance with the High Guidelines of HM King Mohammed VI to strengthen the role of air transport, noted the Head of Government, adding that an annual follow-up will be provided for inquire about the progress of this project.

For his part, the Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Hamid Addou, indicated that the signing of this program contract gives a new breath, a new ambition and a new flight for RAM, adding that “c It’s a historic day for RAM and a very strong moment in the history of this airline created 65 years ago”.

It is a question of supporting all the strategic orientations of HM the King as well as all the sectoral strategies, and in the first place tourism in order to bring a new dynamic to it, added Addou.

This program contract, he said, traces this dynamic over the next few years with a significant investment allowing it to go from a fleet of 50 planes to nearly 200 planes, which will make RAM a leading company in terms of able to transport a large number of tourists and Moroccans from around the world in the best conditions.

The objective is also to transform the Casablanca hub into a major and most important hub on the African continent, he said.

Initialed by Akhannouch and Addou, the program contract is part of the government’s support for the strategic roadmap of the tourism sector 2023-2026, which aims to position Morocco among the major world tourist destinations, with 17.5 million tourists, 120 billion dirhams in foreign exchange earnings and the creation of 80,000 direct and 120,000 indirect job opportunities, in addition to strengthening the role of the tourism sector in attracting investment and creating companies.


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