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​PICTURES: Royal Air Maroc’s first 737 Max 8 delivered

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has begun expansion and modernisation of its short-haul fleet with the delivery of the first of four Boeing 737 Max 8s.

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The delivery of the airline’s first Max (registration CN-MAX), took place on 21 December, a week after it received the first of four 787-9s and shortly after RAM announced it was joining the Oneworld global alliance.

RAM will receive three more 737 Max 8s and three more 787-9s over the next few months, says Boeing.

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"We are pleased to receive our first 737 Max, which will soon be joined by three other airliners from the same family,” says Abdelhamid Addou, the Moroccan flag carrier’s chairman and chief executive. “These new 737 airplanes expand our medium-haul portfolio, which forms the backbone of Royal Air Maroc’s fleet.”

RAM will use its 737 Max 8s from Casablanca to Accra, Lagos, London Heathrow, Bologna and Paris (Orly and CDG). The aircraft join the carrier’s existing large fleet of 737NGs, which comprises 32 737-800s and six -700s, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.

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