The first ever regularly scheduled nonstop flights between Miami International Airport and Casablanca could begin next year, pending government approval.
Royal Air Maroc filed an application last week with the US Department of Transportation to begin the service. Attorneys for the airline are asking for approval “as soon as possible,” in order to be able to begin sales and marketing.
The flight would be operated by a Boeing 787, with service to begin in April 2019.
In North America, only Montreal, New York JFK, and Washington Dulles currently are served by Royal Air Maroc, so the new Miami service would be the longest transatlantic flights for the airline.
Royal Air Maroc’s 787 offers lie-flat seats in business class. Passengers will likely be able to connect to the airline’s destinations throughout Europe.