Royal Air Maroc will resume its services between Mohamed Fifth airport in Casablanca and Hamad International airport (DOH) in Doha with one daily flight, starting September 12.

It will operate a Boeing 787-9 with a capacity of 302 seats, including 26 business class seats.

Royal Air Maroc’s operation to Doha was suspended since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flights will depart from Casablanca at 2.45pm arriving in DOH at 12.15am the next day and will then depart DOH at 2.15am to arrive in Casablanca at 8.10am.

Royal Air Maroc will be the only airline to operate a direct flight between Casablanca and Doha.

It signed a codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways in 2015 for shared passenger and cargo capacity.

“This partnership allows us to offer additional benefits to our customers in terms of quality of travel and service on board the planes of both airlines and on the most prestigious Oneworld alliance network to which we are affiliated,” said Hamid Addou, chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc.

This new daily flight will allow Royal Air Maroc to fully play its role of transporting supporters of the Moroccan national football team to facilitate their travel, as well as fans from Africa, during the upcoming World Cup which will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

“We are pleased to further expand our strategic cooperation with the resumption of flights of our fellow Oneworld member, Royal Air Maroc. Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc have enjoyed a strong relationship since 2015 that is driven by a determination to deliver a strong network. Doha is firmly positioned as a leading Oneworld hub bringing more airline partners together than ever before, allowing passengers to enjoy seamless global connectivity to more than 150 destination across the Qatar Airways global network,” said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive.