Oneworld Alliance Welcomes Royal Air Maroc as Member

By Anna Breuer on 5 December 2018
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Royal Air Maroc employees celebrating the airline's induction

Royal Air Maroc employees celebrating the airline’s induction

Oneworld announced that Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco, would join the alliance.

The move was announced at oneworld’s governing board meeting in New York City.

Royal Air Maroc will be the alliance’s first member on the African continent.

“Africa… has one of the fastest predicted air travel growth rates over the next few decades,” said Alan Joyce, the chairman of the alliance’s governing board and the CEO of Qantas, at a press conference following the governing board meeting. “We’re pleased to welcome Royal Air Maroc to oneworld,” he added.

Royal Air Maroc was founded 60 years ago and has its hub at Mohammed V International Airport. The carrier has an extensive domestic network in Morocco and serves other countries in Africa as well as destinations in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. It currently operates a mostly Boeing fleet consisting of 55 aircraft.

The addition of the airline to the 13 current oneworld members is “making it easier for people all over the world to reach our historic and beautiful part of the world,” said Abdelhamid Addou, Royal Air Maroc’s CEO, at the press conference.

Royal Air Maroc will begin to fly as a oneworld member in mid-2020. The airline’s regional carrier, Royal Air Maroc Express, will fly as an affiliate member starting at the same time. This will add 34 destinations and 11 countries that are not currently served by oneworld-member airlines.

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