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Morocco, looking to boost tourism and without the financial clout to buy aircraft that can bring holidaymakers from around the world, may sell a stake in Royal Air Maroc to a major Gulf Arab airline.

Boeing 737-700 CN-CNR Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc currently has a fleet of 40 medium and long-haul aircraft. Photo by Olivier Cabaret.

A government source said a proposal for a partnership with flag carrier RAM will be made during a tour by King Mohammad to Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates that starts on Tuesday.

“We will listen to their [Gulf airlines] ideas about how they see this partnership… For our part, we may propose the sale of up to a 44 per cent stake in RAM to the selected partner,” the source told Reuters on Monday.