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Oneworld has announced that Royal Air Maroc will officially join the alliance on 1st April 2020.
According to a statement from oneworld,
“Royal Air Maroc 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. The national carrier of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc connects its base in Casablanca with over 100 destinations in more than 50 countries over six regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. These include oneworld hubs at Amman, Doha, London Heathrow, Madrid, Miami, Moscow Domodedovo and New York John F Kennedy.
Effective 1 April, oneworld frequent flyers will enjoy the full range of oneworld benefits and services when travelling with Royal Air Maroc. The more than one million members of Royal Air Maroc’s Safar Flyer loyalty programme will be able to earn and redeem awards on all oneworld member airlines effective 1 April.
Top tier members of Safar Flyer will have access to oneworld’s network of 650 lounges worldwide, and other benefits including priority check-in and boarding.”
It is good to see a date confirmed for completion of the integration. From a UK perspective, more oneworld airlines means more opportunities to use Avios, and more opportunities for BA Executive Club elite members to enjoy oneworld benefits.
Royal Air Maroc offers a pretty decent product and the new destinations the airline brings to the alliance are certainly interesting (though perhaps not all at the top of most travellers’ lists).
Now we just need to wait to see what sort of surcharges BA Executive Club adds for Avios redemptions on Royal Air Maroc…