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Royal Air Maroc Ends Workshop for Travel Agencies

Royal Air Maroc Ends Workshop for Travel Agencies

The Moroccan National Carrier, Rayal Air Maroc commonly known as RAM has ended a four days workshop for Travel Agencies in Casablanca.  (Photo: Participants and staff of Royal Air Maroc and Qatar Airways)

Speaking at the joint workshop organized by Royal Air Maroc and Qater Airways for Travel Agencies, the CEO of Royal Air Maroc, Mr Benrbia Ahmed said that the workshop was organized to promote sales and products of two major partners’ airlines to the world and to keep journalists abreast with their latest products.

Air Maroc, he said, is the country’s largest airlines that is owned by the Government of Morocco and has it headquarters on the grounds of Casablanca, Anfa Airport, from it base at the Mohammed V International Airport.

The CEO Ahmed went on to explain that the country’s airline is operating a domestic network in Morocco, scheduled international flights to Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and occasional charter flights that includes Hajj services.

Giving a historical background of the company, the Manager of Royal Air Maroc, Sierra Leone, Mr Nabil Daouda said the company’s name was adopted on 28th June 1957 with the Government of Morocco having a 67.73% stake. In April 1958, he said the carrier fleet had about 16 aircrafts.

Mr. Daouda said the company took delivery of the first Boeing Aircraft, 727-2000 in 1970  and that by July 1980, Royal Air Maroc had got about 3,583 employees.

In 1990, he said Boeing 737s were introduced to increase the fleet and that in 2000 to present, with the increasing number of passengers, an order for 20 Next Generation Boeing 737 was made.

In her presentation at the Workshop, Mrs Fatima Zahra Jabri, Chef de Departement Partenariats said her company was awarded the Best African Regional Airline of 2017.

She explained that in the last 12 months, Royal Air Maroc has expanded to 25 more destinations and that the past three weeks they have opened an addition of three more destinations including Mombai.

She said Royal Air Maroc offered best services for customers from Casablanca to other parts of the world and that it is operating on an international standard with an align luggage policy and allowance service quality, a faster journey and many more facilities.

Mrs. Jabri went on to say that, her company is in partnership with Qatar Airways and that  with Air Maroc operating on Dreamliner Boeing 787 and Qater Airways Boeing 777 with the latest technology in aviation.

She said Royal Air Maroc has got a New Generation Fleet Dreamliner 787-9 that will start operations soon. She said in that fleet, customers are entitled to CMN VIP Lounge which has been completed with dedicated shuttles, a new level of innovation where spacious and comfortable seating are combined with delicious and exclusive services.

She added that during transit, they will offer hotel STPC voucher for transit time exceeding 8 hours and that support will be provided at the transit counter where passengers will be assisted with and if necessary a 20 hours visa that will be subjected to immigration approval.

Mr Oussama Mezni, the Morocco Country Manager for Qatar Airways made meaningful presentation.

The workshop attracted eight Travel Agencies from Sierra Leone-Lama Travel Agency, Lion, IPC, Satguru, Afro international Travel and Tour, Cindarella Travel Agency, Emars Travel Agency and Karl Travel Agency and a staff from Tourist Board, Sierra Leone.

The Workshop was climaxed with site visit to the Morocco Central Market in Casablanca. The team on the second day of the workshop left Casablanca for Rabat where they visited the Hassan Tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum which housed the tomb of the Morocco King, Mohamed V and his two sons, King Hassan II and Prince Mouley Abdallah.

They later moved to the Kasbah des Oudayas which was located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River, The Rue des Consuls, a place where ambassadors and other representatives of foreign governments were allowed to live till 1912, and then the Ancient Medina.

On day 3, the participants went to the world’s second largest mosque, Hassan II Grand Mosque in Casablanca and then left for Marrakech.

In Marrakech, the Southern City of Morocco, they concluded the workshop by visiting the Bahia Palace, one of the most important architectural works of Marrakech, the Gardens of Menara, the Majorelle Gardens and the Ancient Medina and the Jmaa El Fna Square.

Credit SLENA News

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