The new direct flight is in line with the company’s decision to expand services in the US.
Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) inaugurated its new direct Casablanca-Boston flight on Saturday, June 22.
The flight makes Royal Air Maroc the first airline to fly directly from Africa to Boston.
The company will provide the direct air service three times a week: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Royal Air Maroc aims to strengthen its presence in the region with several direct flights, including the recent inaugurated direct flight between Casablanca and Miami in April 2019.
In addition to Boston and Miami, the company also serves New York, and Washington.
The Casablanca-Boston flight will bring to seven the number of direct flights operated by the company across the Atlantic with Montreal, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
“The launch of the Casablanca-Boston airline is in line with the strategy of RAM’s development in the United States,” RAM’s airline representative for the Americas Amine El Farissi was quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), as saying.
El Farissi added that Boston has the “distinction of having a large number of Moroccan and African students and researchers.”
“Many tourists go to Morocco” from Massachusetts, he added.
He pointed that Casablanca is able to serve as a suitable stopover for American travelers thanks to its geographical proximity to Europe.
Director of Aviation at Logan International Airport David S. Ishihara said that RAM’s presence is “very important to us.”
“We are particularly proud of this because it is our first direct flight not only from Boston to Casablanca, but from Africa in general,” he said. He added that Boston has a large Moroccan community.
“People will be able to take this flight not only for education or business, but also for tourism. Tourists can go around the Sahara, stroll through the alleys of the medina of Fez and enjoy the cultural wealth of Morocco.”
Acting CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) John Pranckevicius also expressed satisfaction with the inauguration of the flight.
Pranckevicius said that the partnership with Royal Air Maroc will “open up new opportunities for leisure travel, educational tours, and development between the New England region and the kingdom of Morocco.”
He added that Massport is looking forward to offering passengers a new gateway to Africa.