Royal Air Maroc has signed a codeshare agreement
with British Airways.
The codeshare will give customers more choice between Heathrow and Marrakesh,
as well as daily access
to Royal Air Maroc’s hub in Casablanca, which is not currently
served directly by British Airways.
Casablanca also serves as
the perfect hub for connections onto other Royal Air Maroc
destinations, including Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Freetown in
Sierra Leone and Agadir in Morocco.
Travellers can already book tickets on the codeshare flights
operate from 20 February, prior to Royal Air Maroc joining
the oneworld alliance on 1 April 2020.
Hamid Addou, Royal Air Maroc’s CEO, said, "This new
codeshare with a prestigious company, British Airways, confirms
Royal Air Maroc's major role as a key player connecting Africa to
the rest of the world. We are very pleased with this cooperation
which will foster our traffic development and ease the access to
both our companies' networks on both ends. Thanks to this
code-sharing agreement, Royal Air Maroc offers its passengers
access to additional destinations across Great Britain and a
better customer journey, through optimized connections and
end-to-end check-in operations, with international assistance at
airports served by the two companies.”
Both Royal Air Maroc and British Airways’
customers will be able to earn loyalty points when flying on
customers will also be eligible for access to Royal Air Maroc’s airport
lounges when flying in premium cabins of Royal Air Maroc’s,
bearing British Airways code and the same will apply to Royal Air
Maroc’s customers flying in a premium cabin of British Airways
codeshare flights at British Airways airport lounges.
Chris Fordyce, British
Airways’ Head of Alliances, said, “We are delighted to be
partnering with Morocco’s flagship airline, Royal Air Maroc to
create our first African codeshare agreement. Not only will
this codeshare agreement give our customers the choice of more
flights to Africa’s biggest tourist destination, Morocco, it will
connect our extensive global network to new destinations in
Royal Air Maroc,