Rabat – American Airlines will launch a new seasonal air route, linking Philadelphia with Casablanca. The flight will be the first of its kind for the US carrier in Africa. The flight route will also make the American Airlines the only US carrier operating a direct flight to Casablanca.
According to Air Journal, American Airlines will launch the seasonal flight on June 4, 2020.
The flight linking Philadelphia with Casablanca will serve passengers with three flights a week on a Boeing 757, until September 8.
“Our customers and team members have been asking when we’re going to start service to Africa, and I couldn’t be more pleased to make this announcement for service beginning in 2020,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning.
He also expressed the company’s determination to work with Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc.
“We look forward to working with Royal Air Maroc when they join the Oneworld alliance in January,” Raja added.
In 2018, RAM announced its decision to join the Oneworld alliance.
RAM’s membership is expected to take effect in mid-2020, announced Oneworld Wednesday, December 5, in a statement.
“Its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will join as a Oneworld affiliate member at the same time.”
The vice president said that the alliance will “create even more connections in Africa to cities like Marrakech, Lagos, and Accra.”
American Airlines, according to Air Journal, will open four other air routes, including Dallas-Tel Aviv, and Chicago-Karkow flights.
The airline offers 6,8000 flights a day to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries.
Launched in February 1999, Oneworld is an alliance of some of the world’s leading airlines such as American Airlines, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, and Qatar Airways.