Oneworld has confirmed to Enterprise Traveller that Royal Air Maroc will be a part of the alliance on April 1 as deliberate.
The becoming a member of date had initially been introduced in January, earlier than widespread journey restrictions and grounding of plane fleets took impact because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commentators had questioned whether or not the inauguration could be delayed, however when Enterprise Traveller approached the Oneworld press workplace in the present day, it was instructed that “Royal Air Maroc will be a part of Oneworld on April 1, as beforehand introduced”.
Underneath regular circumstances the alliance would have held a big media occasion to have fun the inauguration – clearly it will no longer occur, so an altogether smaller announcement might be anticipated on Wednesday.
Again in January Oneworld mentioned that the Casablanca-based service would add as much as 39 new locations in 23 nations to the alliance’s community.
The Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer loyalty programme has over a million members, all of whom will (theoretically not less than) be capable to earn and redeem throughout Oneworld member airways from April 1.
Royal Air Maroc can be including a brand new high tier Safar Flyer Platinum to the scheme, providing Oneworld Precedence Emerald privileges together with entry to enterprise and first-class lounges, first-class precedence check-in, precedence boarding and quick observe safety.
Becoming a member of the alliance will broaden on the service’s present codeshares with 5 of Oneworld’s members – American Airways, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airways.
Royal Air Maroc is Oneworld’s first new full member since 2014 – in September final 12 months it was confirmed that LATAM could be leaving the alliance “in the end”, following Delta’s announcement that it’ll take a significant stake within the Latin American service.