Royal Air Maroc to be Oneworld’s first African carrier

Royal Air Maroc is set to become the Oneworld’s fourteenth member in 2020, and the first African carrier with full membership in the global alliance.

The Casablanca-based carrier will add 34 destinations to the Oneworld network, including Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Bamako in Mali and Cotonou in Benin, the alliance says and FlightGlobal schedule data shows.

Royal Air Maroc’s December routes in red, Oneworld’s in green

FlightGlobal schedules

“It’s an honour for us to accept your invitation” to join Oneworld, says Abdelhamid Addou, chief executive of Royal Air Maroc, at an announcement in New York today. “We are delighted to unfold Oneworld’s wings over Africa.”

The alliance, founded in 1999, has never had a full member in Africa. Customers have been pushing Oneworld to add a member to…

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