Royal Air Maroc to sell off 20 aircraft and lay off staff?

Royal Air Maroc to sell off 20 aircraft and lay off staff?

Reports coming from Morocco are suggesting that the national airliner Royal Air Maroc (AT) as part of its strategic turnaround plan is set for major job cuts and aircraft sales.

The airline has put in place a voluntary scheme for employee above the age of 57 years with 15years of service. The airline`s Chief Executive Officer Abdelhamid Addou said, “the layoff plan would affect 858 jobs within the airline constituting 30% of the airline’s labour force.”

Royal Air Maroc (AT) is reported to be losing an estimate of US$110 million monthly, since the pandemic started. RAM fleet has been grounded from March but the airline performing a number of cargo and repatriation flights during the lockdown. According to the airline’s website, RAM operated 59 aircraft before the lockdown but is now planning on getting 20 aircraft off its books. RAM’s fleet has an average of 11 years and among the aircraft to be sold are 4 Embraer E190s, 12 Boeing 737s and 4 B787 Dreamliners.

The airline has put in place a voluntary scheme for employee above the age of 57 years with 15years of service. The airline`s Chief Executive Officer Abdelhamid Addou said, “the layoff plan would affect 858 jobs within the airline constituting 30% of the airline’s labour force.”


Royal Air Maroc B787 Dreamliner. Twitter @RAM_Maroc

Royal Air Maroc (AT) is reported to be losing an estimate of US$110 million monthly since the pandemic started. RAM fleet has been grounded from March but the airline performing a number of cargo and repatriation flights during the lockdown. According to the airline’s website, RAM operated 59 aircraft before the lockdown but is now planning on getting 20 aircraft off its books. RAM’s fleet has an average of 11 years and among the aircraft to be sold are 4 Embraer E190s, 12 Boeing 737s and 4 B787 Dreamliners.

A number of airlines worldwide have been requesting for governments bailouts to remain afloat and RAM is no exception as it is believed to be engaging the Moroccan government for funding in the region of U$200m.

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