New York - In a move that the Moroccan and Muslim communities praised, Royal Air Maroc (RAM)has offered Ramadan Iftar meals to its passengers in New York throughout the holy month.
New York – In a move that the Moroccan and Muslim communities praised, Royal Air Maroc (RAM)has offered Ramadan Iftar meals to its passengers in New York throughout the holy month.
Since the beginning of Ramadan, passengers traveling from New York to Casablanca were offered a meal before boarding the plane to allow them to break the fast before takeoff.
In the summer, the 8:30pm departure of RAM flights coincides with sunset, the time when Muslims break the Ramadan fast.
If the airline carrier did not offer an Iftar before boarding the plane, Muslim customers would have to bring their own food or wait for an extended period of time
following the sunset until the airline provided dinner after takeoff.
“With this gesture, RAM shows that its cares about its customers,” a traveler speaking on the condition of anonymity told Morocco World News.“The airline takes into consideration that they are fasting and need to have some food before the usual dinner meal the company serves once in the air.”
“Over the past years, we have seen some changes in the way the head of RAM office in New York treats customers. The decision to provide iftar is a move in the right direction, and we hope the company will take more measures to meet the expectations of its Moroccans and foreign customers,” another customer told MWN.
This is the first time that the Moroccan state-owned company, which is preparing to launch a new Washington D.C.- Casablanca route next September, has offered Iftar meals to its customers.
In addition to the meals it offered to its customers, the company also offered Ramadan Iftar meals to the Muslim community in a number of mosques, including ones in Queens and Brooklyn. These steps demonstrate the director of RAM ‘s determination to boost the company’s image.