- Increase the State's contribution to the capital of Royal Air Maroc in order to implement its development plan, strengthen its competitiveness, and improve and digitize its services.
- The airline has increased its fleet 4 times to move from the current 50 aircraft to 200 within the next 15 years.
The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, signed, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in Rabat, accompanied by the President General Director of Royal Air Maroc, Mr. Hamid Addou, the contract for the 2023-2037 program between the government and the company, as part of the government's efforts, in implementation of the High Royal Directives, to enhance the status and role of air transport in achieving economic and social growth, and to keep pace with the Kingdom's ambition to reach 65 million passengers by 2037.
According to the program, the state's contribution to the capital of Royal Air Maroc will be increased, as part of the government's support for the company's mega-investment project, the implementation of its development plan, the support of its competitiveness, as well as the improvement and digitization of its services.
Under this contract, Royal Air Maroc will quadruple its fleet, moving from the current 50 to 200 in the next 15 years. The airline will also develop airlines that will keep pace with the strategic roadmap of the tourism sector, by opening up to new international destinations. In addition to strengthening ties between the Moroccan community living abroad and the homeland, breaking the isolation from a group of regions of the Kingdom and facilitating movement between them, by strengthening domestic air connectivity with 46 new flights.
In order to strengthen the presence of national and international air carriers, work will be done to strengthen the Casablanca Air Pole as a hub for transit and connectivity with major international platforms, and to make Mohammed V Airport among the top three in Africa, in terms of activity and air connectivity.
On this occasion, the Head of Government stressed that Morocco has bet for years, under the enlightened vision of His Majesty the King, may God assist him, on developing its infrastructure and making it meet international standards, explaining that the program contract will contribute significantly to giving a new dynamism to the air transport sector, as a strategic lever to consolidate Morocco's position as a global logistics platform, and enable it to position itself among the world's largest tourist destinations.
This contract falls within the context of the government's support for the strategic roadmap for the tourism sector 2023-2026, which will enable Morocco to attract 17.5 million tourists, generate 120 billion dirhams in hard currency income, create 80,000 direct jobs and 120,000 indirect jobs, as well as support the role of the tourism sector in attracting investments and creating businesses.