NEW YORK – The alliance Oneworld never had any African airline as a member, until now. Royal Air Maroc will be the first African airline to join the global alliance, in 2020.
Royal Air Maroc adds another 34 destinations to the network, in addition to the 1000+ destinations that are already active. In the picture below you can see a complete overview of all the destinations and routes from Oneworld (in green) and the red lines show the flights and destinations that the Casablanca-based airline will add to the big, world-wide alliance.
“It’s an honour for us to accept your invitation to join Oneworld”, said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc, at an announcement in New York today. “We are delighted to unfold Oneworld’s wings over Africa”, Abdelhamid adds.
The other 13 members of Oneworld were pushing the alliance to take a look at a new member, that could add more African destinations to the network. “Customers have been pushing Oneworld to add a member to complement its network into Africa”, the CEO of Qantas Airlines says.
Royal Air Maroc serves 94 destinations with a fleet of 53 aircraft, including 39 Boeing 737’s and five Boeing 787-8’s.