Royal Air Maroc takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9

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Seattle - Yesterday, Royal Air Maroc received its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. New widebody comes with an exclusive livery to celebrate the airline's first 787-9.

Royal Air Maroc has been operating the smaller variant of the Dreamliner family since the beginning of 2015 of which five are currently in service.

The 787-8s of the North African carrier are configured to accommodate 274 passengers - 18 in Business Class and 256 in Economy. In the 787-9, there will be room for 302 RAM passengers in a bi-class configuration.

Compared to the 787-8, all Business Class passengers have direct access to the aisle. The seats are in a 1-2-1 formation against the 2-2-2 of 787-8. The seats also offer more privacy.

Royal Air Maroc expects to receive four Boeing 787-9 in total. They are all intended for long-haul flights such as Paris Orly, New York JFK and Brazilian Sao Paulo.

The carrier will take delivery of another new Boeing model later this month, a 737 MAX 8. The four upcoming next-gen single-aisle planes will replace some of the aging 737s of the previous generation.

Apart from the five ATR 72-600 currently in service, Royal Air Maroc operates an all-Boeing fleet that consists of around sixty Boeing jets.

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