Morocco's Royal Air Maroc announces expansion to meet surging travel demand.

In a bid to meet burgeoning demand, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Morocco's national airline, has unveiled a strategic blueprint to quadruple its fleet to 200 aircraft by 2037, the Moroccan government confirmed on Tuesday. 

The plan was formalized with the signing of an agreement by Morocco's Prime Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, and the CEO of RAM, Hamid Addou. The pact will facilitate the government's enhanced equity participation in the airline's capital, as revealed by the prime minister's office.

However, specific details concerning the government's augmented investment in RAM's capital were not disclosed.

In line with the nation's tourism objectives, Morocco is targeting the arrival of 17.5 million tourists by 2026, a substantial increase from the 11 million recorded last year. Notably, the country had previously attracted 13 million visitors in 2019.

The revenue generated from the tourism sector last year outstripped the 2021 figures, more than doubling to a robust 91 billion dirhams, thereby surpassing even the 2019 levels.

Looking further into the future, the Moroccan government has set an ambitious target to entice 67 million visitors by 2037. This goal aligns with its broader agenda to elevate Casablanca as one of the top three air transport hubs in Africa, according to the government statement.