A twice-a-week service between Casablanca and Nairobi is now just two months away as Royal Air Maroc (RAM) intends to launch flights between Morocco and Kenya on March 31.
Flight AT263, operated with a Boeing B767-300 aircraft, leaves Casablanca every Wednesday and Friday night at 2235 hours and arrives in Nairobi the following morning at 0820 hours before returning as AT262. The airline’s B767s are configured in a two-class layout of 12 seats in Business Class and between 224 and 227 seats in Economy Class.
The return flights on Thursday and Saturday leave Kenya’s capital at 0920 hours with an ETA of 1610 hours the same day back in Casablanca.
Speculation was meanwhile raised in the Rwandan media that the Moroccan flag carrier might combine Kigali on the same routing but no confirmation could be received at this time.
This will be the first time that Morocco will be linked with nonstop flights to East Africa. Given the airline’s extensive network from Casablanca into Europe and their North America flights to Montreal and New York, travel-savvy Kenyans will no doubt quickly discover that traveling with RAM can get them to their destination faster and arguably cheaper than travelling via the main hubs in the Gulf.