British Airways has announced that it has entered a codeshare agreement with Royal Air Maroc, one of the leading airlines in Africa, which will open up new routes across Morocco, including Casablanca, and will provide more flexibility for customers traveling between London Heathrow and Marrakesh.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Morocco’s flagship airline, Royal Air Maroc, to create our first African codeshare agreement,” said Chris Fordyce, British Airways’ head of alliances. “Not only will this codeshare agreement give our customers the choice of more flights to Africa’s biggest tourist destination, Morocco, it will connect our extensive global network to new destinations in Africa.”
This alliance marks British Airways’ first codeshare with an African airline, and will give its customers more flight options between Heathrow and Marrakesh, as well as daily access to Royal Air Maroc’s hub in Casablanca, which is not currently served directly by British Airways.
"This new codeshare with a prestigious company, British Airways, confirms Royal Air Maroc's major role as a key player connecting Africa to the rest of the world,” said Hamid Addou, Royal Air Maroc’s CEO. “We are very pleased with this cooperation, which will foster our traffic development and ease the access to both our companies' networks on both ends.”
The partnership will allow customers from both airlines to be able to earn loyalty points when flying on either carrier. The codeshare flights are operating beginning Feb. 20.