Royal Air Maroc secures lease of 5 Boeing 737 aircraft

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 on the taxiway.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced long-term lease contracts for five Boeing 737 aircraft with Royal Air Maroc (RAM), including four new Boeing 737-8s and one Boeing 737-800.

The latest long-term lease contracts form part of the fleet expansion initiative for the Moroccan national flag carrier.

Fleet Augmentation with Boeing 737 Aircraft

The lease agreements encompass five Boeing 737 aircraft, of which four are brand-new Boeing 737-8s and one is a Boeing 737-800 variant.

These advanced aircraft variants are slated to be integrated into Royal Air Maroc’s operational fleet in 2024, and will be sourced from ALC’s existing order book with Boeing. These additions complement the aircraft already owned by ALC and operated by RAM.

Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation, expressed satisfaction regarding the lease finalization: “ALC is pleased to announce this lease placement for five Boeing 737 aircraft with Royal Air Maroc.”

Udvar-Házy further underscored ALC’s anticipation for the reinforcement of its long-term collaboration with RAM. He emphasized the airline’s ongoing efforts to modernize its fleet and expand its network, leveraging the advantage of employing the most fuel-efficient aircraft available.


According to Planespotters data, the Moroccan flag carrier currently operates 30 Boeing 737 aircraft in total; including 28 737-800 and 2 737-8 variants.

In addition to the 737 fleet, the carrier also operates one Boeing 767 and 9 widebody long haul 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Strengthening Operations and Environmental Responsibility

Abdelhamid Addou, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc, highlighted the significance of this agreement in the airline’s commitment to both operational excellence and environmental sustainability.

The CEO stated that these additional aircraft will “strengthen and modernize our operational fleet, enabling us to consistently enhance the quality of service for our customers, while also reducing our carbon footprint in line with our environmental commitment.” 

RAM’s commitment to modernizing its fleet aligns with its broader environmental commitments.

About Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc is the Moroccan national carrier, as well as the country’s largest airline. The airline has established a network reaching 80 destinations in 41 territories around the world.

This includes frequent flight services into the biggest capitals in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, The Maghreb region, and the Middle East. The carrier’s main hub is located at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca.

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