See Royal Air Maroc's Sleek New 787-9 Dreamliner Interior
Last week it was announced that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) would officially be joining the Oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Africa-based carrier to join the group that includes American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.
Now the airline has unveiled interior shots of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. RAM will soon take delivery of its of first 787-9, a longer version of the 787-8 than it currently flies. It also will be decking out its four -9s in a special livery.
Most importantly, the airline appears to have given a huge upgrade to its current business class and will install reverse herringbone B/E Aerospace Diamond seats on the -9s, similar to those on American's 777-200 and Air Canada's 787-9. This means the -9 will have a 1-2-1 layout, and all seats will have direct aisle access. It's -8 does have lie-flat seats, but they're arranged in a 2-2-2 layout — so some passengers would have to climb over their seatmate if they wanted to move about the cabin. The airline revealed renderings of the aircraft business cabin on Instagram:
RAM also shared real pictures of the seat itself, saying the design was "inspired by our heritage (Amethyst and chevrons)."
The aircraft's economy cabin will also heavily feature purple:
Once RAM is fully integrated into the Oneworld Alliance in mid-2020, you'll be able to book flights on the carrier with American miles, British Airways Avios and Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles among other Oneworld carrier's loyalty programs. For now, you'll have to book with Etihad Guest miles, which is transfer partners with Citi ThankYou and Amex Membership Rewards. Fortunately you can book business class seats on RAM through Etihad at a fantastic rate, with prices from the US to Africa from just 44,000 miles one-way. You can also use Iberia Avios to book award seats on RAM.
You can see all of the photos in Royal Air Maroc's Instagram post: