Rabat - Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is set to launch a new direct flight connecting Casablanca and Athens.
Rabat – Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is set to launch a new direct flight connecting Casablanca and Athens.
RAM will mobilize its Boeing 737-700 airplane to serve its customers between the two destinations. The plane has a capacity of 114 seats, including 12 in business class, said RAM in a statement.
Flights departing from Casablanca will be scheduled at 11 a.m., while flights from Athens to Casablanca will leave the Greek capital at 4:05 p.m.
RAM will offer the service three times a week.
According to the statement, the new direct flight aims to reinforce the company’s services to European destinations accessible from the Casablanca airport.
The flight will also strengthen RAM’s position as one of Africa’s “leading” companies to connect Africa with Europe and North America.
Royal Air Maroc is recovering from a major month-long crisis; pilots began protesting on July 18 about the company’s “unbearable” and “unreasonable” working conditions.
The pilots also argued that the RAM-funded flight training school which was closed in 2014 should be reopened to produce more local pilots.
At the height of the crisis, more than 100 flights were cancelled in just 2 weeks due to the rift between RAM and the pilots.
On August 14, RAM reached an agreement with pilots. The agreement concluded between the two parties suggested that the airline needs to overcome challenges and review its flawed management, PR and sales strategies, which hindered its long-term goals.