Royal Air Maroc will become the third Arab member of oneworld – the global airline alliance founded in 1999, joining Royal Jordanian and Qatar Airways.
Royal Air Maroc is expected to become a fully-fledged member of oneworld in mid-2020, when it will start flying alongside some of the biggest and best brands in the airline business. Its regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will join as a oneworld affiliate member at the same time.
The carrier will make most of the full range of oneworld customer services and benefits. Members of Royal Air Maroc’s Safar Flyer loyalty programme will be able to earn and redeem rewards on all oneworld member airlines, while its top tier members will also be able to use the alliance’s 650 airport lounges worldwide.
Royal Air Maroc will represent oneworld’s first full member from Africa, as well as its first new full member airline signed since 2012.
Royal Air Maroc carried 7.3 million passengers last year on a fleet of 55 aircraft, with a network that currently connects its Casablanca base with 94 destinations in 49 countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America, including oneworld hubs Doha, London London (Heathrow), Madrid, Moscow (Domodedovo), New York (JFK) and Sao Paulo.
Under its ambitious five-year plan, the carrier will be expanding its fleet significantly, welcoming 13 million passengers a year across a global network serving 121 destinations in 68 countries.