Royal Air Maroc expands to China as part of ambitious long-term strategy

Building on its increasingly strong performance in North Africa, Royal Air Maroc’s expansion to China will continue to fuel the Airline’s growth.

Following its recent expansion into the USA, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will soon be launching its first ever route to Asia, aiming to serve Beijing in early 2020, with a possibility of further expanding to Guangzhou and Shanghai. Chinese visitors are a growing part of Morocco's tourism industry, seeing a significant growth since the visa exemption issued in 2016, with 180,000 visitors last year. 

Expansion into China is another step in RAM’s long-term growth strategy through opening international long haul routes to previously unserved continents. Earlier in 2019, RAM launched the world’s first direct route from Africa to the United States, serving Miami, followed by the launch of services to Boston in June. This is in addition to South American routes and a further 42 destinations in Europe served from its conveniently located Casablanca hub. 

Underpinning RAM’s expansion, the African market is still a significant driver of its success, increasing capacity by 50% over the past four years. To continue this momentum, RAM has focused on increasing its foothold in East Africa, where it joined the 23-member single African transport market (SAAM). This allows the airline to add new routes to Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kigali, Maputo and Khartoum. Abdelhamid Addou, head of the Moroccan airline, said: "Our ambition is to become the leading airline in Africa". With more than 30 destinations in West Africa, expansion of their Casablanca hub and increasing services on current routes, Royal Air Maroc is on track to do just that.

To further support their growth ambitions, RAM is seeking to join the Oneworld Alliance in 2020, where it will build strategic regional partnerships among other various benefits. 

RAM’s long haul routes are served by a modern fleet of B787 Dreamliners, with 5x B787-8 and 4x B787-9 already delivered. Their strong fleet of narrow bodies serve short haul routes, including 39x B737-family, 4x B767, 4x E190, and 6x ATR-600 operating under the Royal Air Maroc Express brand. 

About Morocco

Royal Air Maroc is based in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and the commercial hub of Western Morocco, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. A distinctive and unique mix of French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style give the city a sense of European urban sophistication. This is the perfect base to explore two exciting continents: Africa and Europe. Experience the wonderful unique culture, visit the cities, venture into the desert or relax on the beach. If you are looking to grow your career and expand your horizons, RAM is an excellent option to consider.

About Rishworth Aviation and Royal Air Maroc 

Royal Air Maroc is a Skytrax four-star rated airline with one of the fastest growing fleets in Africa, with increased capacity at 50% over the past four years in the region. They serve 42 destinations in Europe, 28 international in Africa and seven in the Americas with ambitious goals for the near future.

Rishworth Aviation has over 30 years of experience helping Pilots secure great roles and is proud to partner with Royal Air Maroc to offer a range of Captain and Junior First Officer pilot jobs operating on the B737NG, ATR72-600 and E190 aircraft. We have a dedicated team based in Europe who will ensure you receive the very best service while living and working in Morocco. 

Meet the Rishworth Aviation Royal Air Maroc team

Rishworth Aviation has a long-standing relationship with Royal Air Maroc, having been the airline’s crew provider since 2002.

Rishworth Aviation is accepting expression of interest for positions with Royal Air Maroc. Please contact us for more information. 

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