Rabat – The flag carrier of Italy, Alitalia, and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have signed a code-sharing agreement allowing RAM to increase its round-trip flights to 17 Italian destinations, taking effect in May.
RAM said in a statement that “this agreement will contribute to the revival of flows between the two countries.” The agreement aims to offer “tourists, businessmen and students more options and better schedules.”
RAM will provide 11 new flights to Italian destinations, on top of the six already connecting Morocco with six Italian destinations: Rome, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Venice and Naples.
The agreement will enable RAM’s clients to benefit from Alitalia direct flights operating between Casablanca and Rome, Brindisi, Bari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Pisa, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Trieste, and Verona.
Alitalia will also expand its route into Morocco to cover 12 cities. The code-sharing agreement will allow Alitalia to place its “AZ” code on the flights operated by Royal Air Maroc between the two countries and on RAM’s connecting flights to 11 domestic destinations: Agadir, Beni Mellal, Errachidia, Laâyoune, Nador, Fez, Ouarzazate, Tangier and Marrakech.
The statement concluded that the two airlines will reinforce services between Morocco and Italy and provide additional options in terms of schedules and frequency. It will encourage traffic and commercial exchanges, due to the “multiplication of the possibilities of connection on the networks of both companies,” RAM added.