As I’ve said before, I’m always excited when smaller airlines join the major alliances, even if they don’t necessarily have the best reputation. That’s because often it is most practical to fly those airlines, and ultimately you’re better off being able to earn and redeem miles on them, not to mention take advantage of consistent elite benefits.
While oneworld seems to be on a kick lately with new member acquisitions, it looks like Star Alliance may have a small victory up their sleeve. Rumor has it that Royal Air Maroc is in the final stages of negotiations with Star Alliance, and that a formal announcement about them joining Star Alliance should be made in the coming days.
Royal Air Maroc would be the fourth African Star Alliance member airline, after EgyptAir, Ethiopian, and South African Airways.
Royal Air Maroc’s fleet presently consists of one 747, one 787, four 767s, and then a bunch of regional aircraft.
Here’s Royal Air Maroc’s routemap:
I’ve long wanted to visit Morocco, and Royal Air Maroc’s nonstop flight from New York to Casablanca seems like a convenient way to get there.
Have you flown Royal Air Maroc, and if so, what was your experience like?