The oneworld alliance has announced that Royal Air Maroc is to be their first new member in six years. The arrival of the Casablanca based carrier marks the first time the alliance has an airline in Africa.
With Fiji Airways joining oneworld connect – a type of partial membership – the alliance continues to expand. Alaska Airlines is also reported to be looking into becoming a connect member, and Aer Lingus are a candidate for this also.
Royal Air Maroc
Operating out of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc will add a number of destinations to the oneworld map. New destinations in countries such as Central African Republic, Cameroon, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Togo, Sierra Leone, Niger, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea will be added to the alliance map for the first time.
Founded in 1957, the airline operates a modern fleet comprising of Boeing aircraft. In addition to Boeing 737s and 767s, the company is taking delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
All flights feature a business class cabin, with all the usual amenities you would expect. Long haul flights offer two meal services, with a choice of Moroccan or French wine. Amenity kits are provided, as well as inflight entertainment and flat bed seats.
On shorter business class flights, hot meals are offered on flights over 2.5 hours in length. Hot snacks are provided for shorter duration services. Economy class passengers also get full hot meals on longer flights, with shorter flights receiving a cold snack.
oneworld was sorely lacking a member in Africa to get to those more exotic places. The new addition should fill in the map nicely and provide many more opportunities for business and leisure passengers alike. RAM is due to join in mid-2020.
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Business Class seat image via Live and Let’s Fly.