The Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced today that it will join the global oneworld alliance, which counts Qantas as a member.
RAM is one of Africa’s leading and fastest growing airlines, and its membership of oneworld is expected to be implemented in mid-2020. The regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will also join as an affiliate member.
This is good news for Qantas Frequent Flyer members who will be able to earn and redeem points on RAM flights. Travellers in premium cabins and top tier status holders will also have access to the airline’s lounges no matter which oneworld airline they are flying with or their class of travel.
Royal Air Maroc will be oneworld’s first full member from Africa. It’s the largest unaligned carrier in Africa, with a transformational strategy well underway to develop it quickly into a truly global airline and the continent’s leader in terms of both size and quality.
RAM carried 7.3 million passengers last year on a fleet of 55 aircraft, centered on Boeing 737-800s and Embraer 190s on short to medium-haul routes, with Boeing 767 and Boeing 787-8s flying longhaul services. It receives its first 787-900s this month.
RAM’s network currently connects its Casablanca base with 94 destinations in 49 countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America, including oneworld hubs Doha, London Heathrow, Madrid, Moscow Domodedovo, New York JFK and Sao Paulo.
Fiji Airways begins flying as a oneworld connect partner
Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner from today, the first airline to link up to the alliance via this new membership platform.
From today, customers with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer program can use priority check-in desks, where available, when flying in any cabin class on Fiji Airways, while customers with Emerald or Sapphire status will also be offered priority boarding when flying on Fiji Airways.
Additional oneworld connect customer benefits are being phased in between Fiji Airways and its four oneworld sponsors – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Qantas, as you can see below.
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