Massport has landed its first nonstop flight to Africa, with the announcement that Royal Air Maroc is launching direct service between Boston Logan International Airport and Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport, beginning in June 2019.
The airline is running three flights a week leaving on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 22 through September 14, 2019, Then, starting September 18, 2019, flights run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Royal Air Maroc President and CEO Hamid Addou said in a statement, “We are very excited to launch the Casablanca–Boston line operated by 787 Dreamliner aircraft,” adding that the airline also plans to launch a Casablanca-Miami route in 2019 to complement existing routes between Casablanca-New York and Casablanca-Washington DC.
“This will strengthen our network in the US and bring the African continent closer to North America through our hub in Casablanca,” Addou said.
Massport Acting CEO John Pranckevicius said, “The addition of nonstop service from Boston to Casablanca through Royal Air Maroc will be our first nonstop flight to mainland Africa. Connecting New England with the global economy is a key part of Massport’s mission. This new flight will provide new opportunities for social, education and economic development and make Morocco more conveniently accessible to Massachusetts residents and employers.”
The service is being operated by the 787/8 Dreamliner, which features a two-class cabin with 18 Business Class fully lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
In a statement, Royal Air Maroc wrote that it “remains committed to expanding its North American footprint, while continuing to offer affordable fares and high-quality service to everyone, on board its brand-new Dreamliner transatlantic fleet.”
Currently, Boston Logan International Airport flies directly to 58 international destinations served by 33 airlines, and to 76 domestic destinations served by 13 airlines, according to Massport.
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