Royal Air Maroc will become a full member of the Oneworld alliance from Wednesday 1 April 2020.
Its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will also join as a Oneworld affiliate member.
This means that from this date passengers of Oneworld frequent flyer programmes will be entitled to full frequent flyer programme recognition when flying on Royal Air Maroc. This includes additional baggage allowances, access to priority check-in facilities, departure lounges, priority boarding and earning of Avios/miles and tier points/status credits.
Royal Air Maroc currently flies from London Heathrow Terminal 4 and London Gatwick North Terminal to Casablanca. Both of these routes are served with Boeing 737 aircraft.
The addition of Royal Air Maroc does substantially improve Oneworld’s coverage of Africa where it is relatively weak to compared to SkyTeam and Star Alliance.
From Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc does offer connections to a number of destinations in Morocco such as Agadir and Tangier, and destinations in West Africa such as Luanda. Full details of Royal Air Maroc’s network can be seen here.
Royal Air Maroc has announced co-operation through codesharing with some Oneworld alliance members such as American Airlines.
There is obvious scope for co-operation between BA and Royal Air Maroc to improve BA’s coverage of Africa. However, this is unlikely to happen without BA serving Casablanca with its own aircraft, which it doesn’t at the moment.