- Chidozie Uzoezie
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc Enter New Codeshare Agreement
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have entered into a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
Customers will be able to book codeshared flights from 13 February while codeshare flights will operate from 20 February, ahead of Moroccan airline’s joining of the oneworld alliance on 1 April 2020.
British Airways’ first African codeshare will give its customers more choice of services 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.
Casablanca also serves as the perfect hub for connections onto other Royal Air Maroc destinations, including Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Agadir in Morocco.
Both Royal Air Maroc and British Airways’ customers will be able to earn loyalty points when flying on either carrier. As always, members of the British Airways Executive Club can earn Avios on their British Airways booking including eligible codeshare flights.
Avios can be spent on Reward flights, upgrades, hotels, car rental and cutting the cost of a flight. When using Avios part payment, customers can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin and they still collect Avios points on their bookings.
British Airways’ premium customers will be able to use Royal Air Maroc’s airport lounges. In turn, Royal Air Maroc’s premium customers will also be able to use British Airways airport lounges.