Nov 26, 2014, 10:01 AM
In what could be described as another boost for the country’s aviation industry is the advent of a new airline known as Royal Air Maroc.
Royal Air Moroc has launched its operations in The Gambia during a press briefing held on Monday 26th October, 2009, at Coco Ocean Resort and Spa in Kololi.
Addressing journalists at the occasion, Mr.Aissa Aberouch, Royal Air Maroc’s General Manger for The Gambia assured all and sundry of the safety of their airline.
According to him, the company has a young and efficient fleet, with an average aircraft of less than 7 years, a figure well below the world average of over 11 years.
He unveiled that by 2012 they would embark on a massive renovation of their aircrafts, thus will have the youngest fleet in
"I think if there is an airline in
He revealed that they would be flying twice a week from here to
For his part, Mr. Mourad Elkanabi, the airlines’ 2nd Vice-President responsible for Africa and Middle East said that they would in future help bring tourists into the country, thus help develop The Gambia’s tourism industry.
He noted that over the years, Royal Air
"Apart from its numerous local destinations inside
He revealed that they have a special tariff for the Tijans as the brotherhood is found both in
Mr. Ahmed Sentisis, the Vice-President of Fez Tourism Board assured that they would work with the Moroccan authorities regarding visa arrangements between the two countries in order to ensure easy movement of people between
Royal Air Maroc is also on course to become one of the first companies to use the Boeing 787 Dreamliners, said Mr. Ahemed.
He said that the Royal Air Maroc also has a training college with an international reputation, called the
Students are trained into pilots, cabin crew, aircraft maintenance technicians and as airline sales and ticketing staff.
Mr. Patrick Wydar, Operations Manager of
The press briefing which ended with a special diner was chaired by Mr.Ebou Waggeh.
Meanwhile, according to officials, the RAM's maiden flight to The Gambia has already arrived in the country around 2am on Monday from