Royal Air Maroc shows off Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Washington Dulles

USA Today  2016-09-14 14:46:18

1 of 462 of 463 of 464 of 465 of 466 of 467 of 468 of 469 of 4610 of 4611 of 4612 of 4613 of 4614 of 4615 of 4616 of 4617 of 4618 of 4619 of 4620 of 4621 of 4622 of 4623 of 4624 of 4625 of 4626 of 4627 of 4628 of 4629 of 4630 of 4631 of 4632 of 4633 of 4634 of 4635 of 4636 of 4637 of 4638 of 4639 of 4640 of 4641 of 4642 of 4643 of 4644 of 4645 of 4646 of 46AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideDULLES, Va. ? Royal Air Maroc showed off its Boeing 787 ?Dreamliner? on Thursday (Sept. 8) at Washington Dulles International Airport.The tour of the airline?s newest aircraft type came as the Moroccan carrier completed its inaugural round trip between Casablanca and Washington Dulles, which becomes just the second U.S. gateway for Royal Air Maroc.?Royal Air Maroc is thrilled to launch the only nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Casablanca,? CEO Abdelhamid Addou said in a statement accompanying the carrier?s first day of service to Washington Dulles.BOOKMARK: Go directly to the Today in the Sky homepage?We are equally excited about deploying the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 on this important route,? he added.Indeed, Royal Air Maroc opened its Dreamliner to the media for a brief show-and-tell after the aircraft made its inaugural arrival to Washington Dulles from Casablanca. The aircraft took off a short while later for the return trip to Morocco.Royal Air Maroc?s Dreamliners seat 274 passengers in a layout that includes 18 lie-flat business-class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. The economy cabin is arranged in a 3-3-3 layout.USA TODAYEmirates shows off its Airbus A380 superjumbo at Washington DullesThe business-class cabin on Royal Air Maroc?s Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen prior to the carrier?s inaugural departure from Washington Dulles on Sept. 8, 2016. (Photo: J. David Buerk)Royal Air Maroc offers three weekly flights between Washington Dulles and Casablanca, which is its primary hub. Connections via Casablanca are available to dozens of destinations throughout Morocco, West Africa, the Middle East and Europe.Royal Air Maroc is now the third African carrier to fly from Washington Dulles. South African Airways offers one-stop service to Johannesburg. Those flights stop in Dakar, Senegal, or Accra, Ghana, depending on the day of the week. Ethiopian Airlines flies nonstop from Dulles to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. The return flight makes a stop in Dublin, Ireland, on its way from Addis Ababa to Washington.Royal Air Maroc took delivery of its first Dreamliner on Dec. 31, 2014. The airline now has four Dreamliners in its fleet with one more on order.Washington will become Royal Air Maroc's third destination in North America. It also flies to New York JFK and Montreal.TWITTER: You can follow me at twitter.com/TodayInTheSkyIN PHOTOS: World's 25 longest airline flights - 20161 of 262 of 263 of 264 of 265 of 266 of 267 of 268 of 269 of 2610 of 2611 of 2612 of 2613 of 2614 of 2615 of 2616 of 2617 of 2618 of 2619 of 2620 of 2621 of 2622 of 2623 of 2624 of 2625 of 2626 of 26AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide\The singature tower and mobile lounges of Washington Dulles are seen in the background as Royal Air Maroc's inaugural arrival from Casablanca pulls to the gate on Sept. 8, 2016. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY)Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/2cZkCHH

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