Royal Air Maroc (RAM) may be the new company to join the Oneworld.
Rabat – Oneworld will announce the arrival of a new member for the first time in 6 years on Wednesday, December 5.
Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), has already prepared the ground for membership in Oneworld.
RAM already has a partnership with Qatar Airways, a current member of Oneworld, and with Iberia, the flag carrier airline of Spain.
RAM CEO, Abdelhamid Addou, is on Oneworld press conference guestlist on December 5.
Oneworld has been looking for an African partner for some time now. The partnership will open up new routes and destinations for passengers coming and going from Africa.
Meanwhile, Qatar wants to leave One World and become its own independent airline alliance, according to Simple Flying. Qatar Airways joined the OneWorld alliance in October 2013.
Royal Air Maroc flies a fleet of 55 jets from their hub in Casablanca, Morocco. According to Infomediaire, Oneworld is the third largest airline alliance after Star Alliance and Skyteam. Created on February 1, 1999, the alliance now has fifteen members: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and Sri Lanka Airlines.