Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld frequent flyer alliance from April 1, 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent. The airline’s regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will also join as a oneworld affiliate member from 1 April.
Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco based in Casablanca and will add 39 new destinations in 23 countries to the oneworld network. The 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 from April 1.
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.
The new upcoming top tier level Safar Flyer Platinum will offer to its card holders oneworld Priority Emerald privileges, which include access to First and Business Class lounges, First Class priority check-in, priority boarding and fast track at select security lanes. Safar Flyer Gold card holders have oneworld Priority Sapphire privileges, including access to Business Class lounges, Business Class priority check-in and priority boarding. Safar Flyer Silver card holders will have access to oneworld Priority Ruby privileges, including Business Class priority check-in among other benefits.
Flights operated by Royal Air Maroc will be available as part of the oneworld Explorer and Global Explorer fare products beginning 1 April.
Royal Air Maroc already codeshares with five oneworld members – American Airlines, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines.
Royal Air Maroc is oneworld’s first new full member to join the alliance since 2014. Its current fleet of 60 aircraft is centered on Boeing 737-800s and Embraer 190s on short to medium-haul routes, with Boeing 767 and Boeing 787-8s flying long-haul services. Its regional affiliate Royal Air Maroc Express operates five ATR 72s.
Royal Air Maroc offers a two-class Business and Economy product on most international routes, including seats that convert to angle lie-flat beds in its premium cabin.
oneworld currently brings together 13 airlines - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 of their affiliates. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner.