Royal Air Maroc has announced that from September 12 it is restoring its connection between Mohammed V airport in Casablanca and Hamad International airport in Doha, Qatar.
RAM will resume daily flight services on this line which has been suspended since March 2020 due to the health crisis.
The carrier’s Boeing 787-9 contingent with 302 seats, including 26 in Business class, will be used on this line departing from Mohammed V-Casablanca airport (AT216) at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Doha at 12:15 a.m. the next day. The return flight (AT217) will take off at 2:15 a.m. from Doha and arrive in Casablanca at 8:10 a.m.
“We are delighted to extend our cooperation with the resumption of flights to Doha by our partner Royal Air Maroc, a member of Oneworld,” said Akbar Al Baker, President of Qatar Airways Group. Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc have had a solid partnership since 2015 based on the determination to create a very dense network. This partnership reinforces our commitment to our passengers as they transit through Hamad International, the best airport in the world. Doha is firmly positioned as a leading Oneworld hub bringing together more partner airlines than ever before, allowing passengers to enjoy global connectivity to more than 150 destinations on Qatar Airways’ global network.”
The Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc said “the importance of this strategic partnership which will provide our customers with more connections both to Asian destinations served very smoothly by our partner Qatar Airways, on the African destinations of our national company.” Mr. Hamid Addou also indicates that “this partnership will make it possible to offer additional advantages to our customers in terms of quality of travel and service on board the planes of the two companies and on the most prestigious alliance network in the world to which they are affiliated, in this case, Oneworld”.
Royal Air Maroc will now be the only company to operate a direct line between Casablanca and Doha, supported by a codeshare agreement with passenger and cargo capacity shared with Qatar Airways.
It thus reinforces the strategic cooperation signed in 2015 between the two companies. This partnership will now make it possible to offer “much more advantages to the customers of the two Oneworld member companies thanks to the optimized connections of their respective networks between the African and Asian continents”.
Royal Air Maroc adds that this connection will allow it to play “fully its role of transporting supporters of the national football team to facilitate their movement, as well as fans of this sport in Africa, during the 22nd edition of the which will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.”