[News] It’s Official! Royal Air Maroc Will Join Oneworld Alliance In 2020

 

Oneworld is one of three major global airline alliances, or a group of international airlines that coordinate their networks and frequent flyer programs. It had a total of 13 member airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines. Today Royal Air Maroc is joining the Oneworld alliance to become the 14th member. The Moroccan flag carrier will be the first full member airline to join the group in six years. It will be implemented into the alliance beginning in mid-2020.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce welcomed Royal Air Maroc CEO Abdelhamid Addou into the Oneworld alliance this afternoon in New York. Royal Air Maroc Express joins as an affiliate member as well. With its addition to Oneworld in 2020, passengers can earn and redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles, British Airways Avios, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, or any of the rewards miles among the 14 airlines’ programs in the alliance.

Royal Air Maroc has four destinations in North America:

  • 2x daily flights between New York and Casablanca
  • 3-4x weekly flights between Washington Dulles and Casablanca
  • Daily flights between Montreal and Casablanca
  • 3x weekly flights between Miami and Casablanca (starting April 3rd, 2019)

Here’s their routemap:

While this may not be a game changer for the alliance (unless you specifically fly to secondary African destinations), it is still a positive development. Royal Air Maroc serves an area that’s otherwise not currently well served by Oneworld. With the addition of Miami service in April, they’ll offer non-stop Boeing 787 travel from 4 North American cities to Casablanca with connections beyond.

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