National carrier of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc, will join the oneworld alliance effective from 1 April 2020, becoming its first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers.
The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate it into the alliance. The airline’s regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will also join as a oneworld affiliate member from 1 April.
The airline was first announced as a oneworld member-elect in New York in December 2018, weeks before oneworld celebrated its 20th anniversary and launched a transformation of the alliance. Both will host a joining ceremony in March in Marrakesh to celebrate the airline coming on board. It will add 39 new destinations in 23 countries to the oneworld network, offering more flights and options for the frequent flyers of the alliance’s member airlines.
“We are honoured to welcome the airline into the alliance. The quality service and global network offered will position oneworld as the preferred alliance in Africa, where Casablanca is a leading global financial centre,” said Rob Gurney, CEO of oneworld.
“We are excited to become the wings of oneworld in Africa and we are looking forward to a very successful cooperation that benefits our mutual clients,” said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc.
By: Megha Paul