Royal Air Maroc is officially Oneworld’s newest member

Apr 2, 2020

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Royal Air Maroc joined the Oneworld alliance on Tuesday, the culmination of a nearly two-year process will see it become the alliance’s only African member.

The Moroccan carrier’s membership was effective 1 April, confirmed Oneworld spokesperson Ghim-Lay Yeo. The airline adds around 34 destinations, primarily in Africa, to the alliance’s network.

Royal Air Maroc’s entry into the alliance came with little fanfare amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The carrier has suspended all international flights due to the virus with some domestic flights in Morocco still operating.

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However, Royal Air Maroc has already forged ties with some Oneworld members. The carrier and American Airlines launched a codeshare in December, and it has partnerships in place with Qatar Airways and S7 Airlines.

For U.K. flyers, the entry of Royal Air Maroc into Oneworld should solidify mileage-earning opportunities.

Royal Air Maroc serves London (LGW and LHR) and Manchester (MAN) in the U.K., and Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Washington Dulles (IAD) in the U.S., according to Cirium schedules.

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