ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2003 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) announced today that it has signed an agreement for Delta`s Technical Operations division to provide integrated maintenance support services for its codeshare partner Royal Air Maroc’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The services will include engineering, line and component maintenance, inventory and administrative support.
During the seven-year agreement, Delta will perform maintenance on a total of two aircraft. Delta is also seeking to cooperate with Royal Air Maroc on other B767, B757 and B737 maintenance opportunities in Africa. Royal Air Maroc is one of the leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul services in Africa.
“Delta and Royal Air Maroc have been partners for two years through a codeshare agreement, sharing in our commitment to operational excellence,” said Ray Valeika, senior vice president-Technical Operations. “With this new maintenance agreement we can continue to grow and strengthen our partnership.”
Delta began a partnership with Royal Air Maroc in June 2000 with a marketing alliance, which includes codesharing on flights between Casablanca and New York-Kennedy on Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. In addition, Delta offers codeshare service with Royal Air Maroc via Casablanca to Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier, Morocco on Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737 aircraft.
Royal Air Maroc, the national airline of the Kingdom of Morocco, serves 30 countries and 62 cities on four continents with 125 daily flights. Founded in 1957, Royal Air Maroc has a modern fleet of 30 aircraft and carried more than 3.7 million passengers last year. For more information visit Royal Air Maroc at royalairmaroc.com.
Delta`s Technical Operations division, staffed by more than 10,000 maintenance professionals from around the world, provides maintenance and engineering support services for Delta`s fleet of aircraft in addition to a number of customer aircraft. Services range from project engineering to comprehensive turnkey agreements that provide all aircraft maintenance services to customers.
Delta Air Lines, the world`s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,619 flights each day to 438 destinations in 78 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta`s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.