The national carrier of Morocco is excited to expand its presence in the United States; it currently flies the Casablanca–New York and Casablanca–Washington routes but will add new Casablanca–Boston and Casablanca–Miami routes in 2019. According to Hamid Addou, Royal Air Maroc President and CEO, the airline is thrilled to bring the African continent closer to North America through its hub in Casablanca. Needless to say, Royal Air Maroc is pleased to welcome Boston to its route network.

The newly announced service should come as good news for those looking to shuttle to and fro Morocco and New England. Starting June 22 this year, Royal Air Maroc will launch its new nonstop service connecting Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Casablanca Mohamed V (CMN). The Casablanca–Miami route, however, is slated to launch earlier in April of this year.

The thrice weekly Casablanca–Boston service will be operated using Royal Air Maroc's 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft that offers a two-class cabin with 18 fully lie-flat Business Class seats.

From June 22 to September 14, 2019, the flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. From September 18, 2019 through June 19, 2020, the flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are already available for purchase, starting from around $989 for round trip fares.

Frequent flyers should be pleased with this piece of news: Royal Air Maroc is poised to join oneworld® alliance in mid-2020, though no set date has been given as of now. Oneworld is one of the planet's big three global airline alliances. Its members include major carriers the likes of American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Qantas, LATAM and more.

Denise Bay is a staff writer at Email: