Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int'l) has ordered one B767-300(ER) passenger-to-freighter conversion from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare). The two parties said in a statement the aircraft, once converted, will be used to boost the Moroccan carrier's cargo capacity thus enhancing Casablanca Int'l as an international freight hub.

RAM-Cargo's Managing Director, Amine El Farissi, said the addition of a dedicated widebody freighter would increase the airline's annual cargo capacity from 25,600 to 77,000 tonnes.

"This change will also allow the company to expand the scope of its services by transporting new products such as live animals and pharmaceuticals," he said.

Royal Air Maroc currently operates four B767-300(ER)s alongside five B787-8s. In terms of freighters, its fleet currently consists of one B737-300(F) used primarily for flights between Morocco and Europe as well as other neighbouring North and West African states.