Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is the main airline in Morocco. This airline serves 78 destinations of which almost 60 are international. These flights operate out of their hub airport, Mohammed V in Casablanca. RAM is one of the leading airlines for travel to Africa, especially its service to Maghreb. RAM services London as well as almost every other major European capital.
- IATA code: AT
- Number of serviced cities: 80 destinations
- Main hub: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)
- Fleet: 68 aircraft
- Loyalty rewards program: Safar Flyer
History of Royal Air Maroc
RAM was founded in 1953 under the name Compagnie Cherifienne des Transports Aeriens (CCTA) but changed its name after the independence of Morocco to Royal Air Maroc. In 1957 the airline began flying to international destinations from Casablanca. In the 1960s, like many airlines, RAM joined the jet age with new aircrafts in its fleet. These new aeroplanes operated flight routes to destinations like Paris and Madrid until the 1970s when even newer Boeing aeroplanes were added to the fleet. By the end of the 1970s RAM had flights to destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
The 1980s are marked by expansion and modernization for RAM. The airport in Casablanca was renovated and more frequent routes were added to the network. In the 1990s RAM concentrated on serving African destinations that were previously under-serviced. Instead of just serving tourists and Moroccans living abroad with airline service to and from Morocco, RAM began servicing longer haul flights with stopovers at its hub in Casablanca. This allowed RAM to cater to more and more passengers. The fleet now consists of a number of Airbus and Next Generation Boeing aeroplanes. In 2008 Royal Air Maroc transported more than 6 million passengers.
Travel with Royal Air Maroc: practical information
- Meals: There is regular meal service on both short and long-haul flights. These vary depending on destination and departure cities. On longer flights passengers can enjoy a full dinner (starter, main dish, salad, cheese, pastry) and a light breakfast. On shorter flights passengers are served a lighter meal with cheese and pastry as well as a hot or cold drink.
- Entertainment: There are individual screens programmed with a handful of movies on long-haul flights. There are also music stations and in-flight magazines.
- Cabin: 1 piece of hand baggage may be brought inside the cabin. It may not weigh more than 10 kg and be no large than 115 cm (length + width + height).
- Checked: Each passenger is given a free baggage allowance depending on class of travel and destination. These allowances vary.
- Excess: Luggage weighing more than 23 kg is subject to a fee of 30MAD/kg on domestic flights, 60MAD/kg on flights to Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia and €15/kg on flights to Europe. In some circumstances it is necessary to pay €150 to check an additional piece of luggage.
Discounts and Special Offers
Infants younger than 2 years of age can travel for 10% of the regular adult fare while children up to age 12 can travel for a discount depending on destination. Find other special airfares from Royal Air Maroc on liligo.com in the flight section.