Ishrion
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Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:43 am

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-in-1q20/

Thought this was interesting. Royal Air Maroc will fly a one-time Marrakech to Miami instead of Casablanca specifically on January 26 (MIA-RAK) and February 2 (RAK-MIA). Both operated with the 788.

Could they be testing the route? Or is this a ferry flight to station aircraft? Reservations aren't available so it sounds like the latter. Has anyone heard anything?

With RAM joining Oneworld this year and applying for codeshare with American Airlines, could a transatlantic Marrakech flight into one of AA's hubs be viable?
 
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Not sure the reason but I’ll look into it. Interesting route.
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Ishrion wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287879/royal-air-maroc-adds-one-time-marrakech-miami-flight-in-1q20/

Thought this was interesting. Royal Air Maroc will fly a one-time Marrakech to Miami instead of Casablanca specifically on January 26 (MIA-RAK) and February 2 (RAK-MIA). Both operated with the 788.

Could they be testing the route? Or is this a ferry flight to station aircraft? Reservations aren't available so it sounds like the latter. Has anyone heard anything?

With RAM joining Oneworld this year and applying for codeshare with American Airlines, could a transatlantic Marrakech flight into one of AA's hubs be viable?

I doubt it’d be a viable flight as AT doesn’t use RAK as a hub so it’s highly unlikely that they’d expand transatlantic from there especially to a relatively new destination such as MIA. I don’t think there’s enough USA-RAK demand to sustain that. I do hope that CMN gets stronger and we see an increase to daily at some point.
 
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:32 am

Probably chartered by a tour operator to meet a cruise ship.
 
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:55 am

Brickell305 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287879/royal-air-maroc-adds-one-time-marrakech-miami-flight-in-1q20/

Thought this was interesting. Royal Air Maroc will fly a one-time Marrakech to Miami instead of Casablanca specifically on January 26 (MIA-RAK) and February 2 (RAK-MIA). Both operated with the 788.

Could they be testing the route? Or is this a ferry flight to station aircraft? Reservations aren't available so it sounds like the latter. Has anyone heard anything?

With RAM joining Oneworld this year and applying for codeshare with American Airlines, could a transatlantic Marrakech flight into one of AA's hubs be viable?

I doubt it’d be a viable flight as AT doesn’t use RAK as a hub so it’s highly unlikely that they’d expand transatlantic from there especially to a relatively new destination such as MIA. I don’t think there’s enough USA-RAK demand to sustain that. I do hope that CMN gets stronger and we see an increase to daily at some point.


RAK is where most American tourists going to Morocco go, not Casablanca. There probably is demand for a RAK flight, from NYC of course, not Miami.
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:21 pm

MAH4546 wrote:
Brickell305 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287879/royal-air-maroc-adds-one-time-marrakech-miami-flight-in-1q20/

Thought this was interesting. Royal Air Maroc will fly a one-time Marrakech to Miami instead of Casablanca specifically on January 26 (MIA-RAK) and February 2 (RAK-MIA). Both operated with the 788.

Could they be testing the route? Or is this a ferry flight to station aircraft? Reservations aren't available so it sounds like the latter. Has anyone heard anything?

With RAM joining Oneworld this year and applying for codeshare with American Airlines, could a transatlantic Marrakech flight into one of AA's hubs be viable?

I doubt it’d be a viable flight as AT doesn’t use RAK as a hub so it’s highly unlikely that they’d expand transatlantic from there especially to a relatively new destination such as MIA. I don’t think there’s enough USA-RAK demand to sustain that. I do hope that CMN gets stronger and we see an increase to daily at some point.


RAK is where most American tourists going to Morocco go, not Casablanca. There probably is demand for a RAK flight, from NYC of course, not Miami.

I am aware that Marrakech is a bigger draw. However, I don’t think there’s enough demand there for a viable nonstop even from NYC. I think AT needs the connections at CMN (which include RAK obviously) to make their US flights work.
 
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:10 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287879/royal-air-maroc-adds-one-time-marrakech-miami-flight-in-1q20/

Thought this was interesting. Royal Air Maroc will fly a one-time Marrakech to Miami instead of Casablanca specifically on January 26 (MIA-RAK) and February 2 (RAK-MIA). Both operated with the 788.

Could they be testing the route? Or is this a ferry flight to station aircraft? Reservations aren't available so it sounds like the latter. Has anyone heard anything?

With RAM joining Oneworld this year and applying for codeshare with American Airlines, could a transatlantic Marrakech flight into one of AA's hubs be viable?

I doubt it’d be a viable flight as AT doesn’t use RAK as a hub so it’s highly unlikely that they’d expand transatlantic from there especially to a relatively new destination such as MIA. I don’t think there’s enough USA-RAK demand to sustain that. I do hope that CMN gets stronger and we see an increase to daily at some point.

What about JFK-RAK seasonally on a MAX 8 when that can fly again? It could use the unused Gate 1 at an earlier arrival than AT200.
 
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Re: Royal Air Maroc One-Time Marrakech To Miami

Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:39 pm

Its a chartered flight. Last year it was operated by La Compagnie

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