Royal Air Maroc Continues Fleet Expansion with Boeing 737-800s

The Boeing Company has delivered another 737-800 airplane to Royal Air Maroc. This airplane is part of a previous order for nine 737s placed by the airline in 1996. The airline also is leasing two 737-800s.

Royal Air Maroc last year reconfirmed its trust in the 737 program when it purchased 20 additional 737s. The carrier will use the new medium-range airplanes to continue developing its routes to destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

"The Next-Generation 737s allow us to increase our flexibility and reduce operating costs, while improving service and frequency," said Mohamed Berrada, Royal Air Maroc chairman and chief executive officer.

The 737-800 will join the carrier's current fleet of 28 Boeing 737s, nine of which are Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The 737-800s will be powered by CFM56-7 engines.

"Delivering the right product to our customers is always exciting for us," said Doug Groseclose, senior vice president, International Sales -- Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737-800 continues to be the right airplane for Royal Air Maroc's growth plan, and we are excited to be a part of their future and success."

The Next-Generation 737s are the newest, most advanced-design airplanes in their market segment. Dramatic revisions to the newest 737s include a brand-new wing design for improved fuel capacity and increased aerodynamic efficiency.

All models of the current 737 family (737-600/-700/-800/-900) feature new, more spacious interiors with more accessible overhead luggage bins, as well as the 737s superior high-dispatch reliability. The airplanes are designed to fly higher, faster, farther, quieter and with greater fuel efficiency than previous 737 models and the competition.

The 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner in history. To date, more than 4,000 737s have been delivered to more than 200 customers around the world.

Royal Air Maroc, based in Casablanca, Morocco, is known for applying the highest standards to ensure passenger safety and comfort. Morocco's flag carrier operates scheduled domestic and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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