Etihad Airways and Royal Air Maroc Strengthen Existing Relationship

CEOs of Royal Air Maroc and Etihad Airways sign agreement.
Photo Credit: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways and Royal Air Maroc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signifying a move to a stronger collaboration.

This strategic agreement positions both airlines to provide passengers with a wider range of travel options.

It extends improved service offerings, and increased value, all while prioritizing sustainable aviation practices.

Broad Spectrum of Initiatives

“This MoU encompasses a broad spectrum of initiatives,” explained Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways.

“We’ll explore expanding our codeshare agreements to encompass additional domestic routes within Morocco and Africa.”

“Additionally, we’ll investigate ways to enhance cooperation within our frequent flyer programs and potentially collaborate on ground handling, maintenance, and engineering services.”

CEOs of Royal Air Maroc and Etihad Airways sign agreement.
Photo Credit: Etihad Airways

Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc, supported the idea. “We’re delighted to solidify this important partnership with Etihad Airways.”

“This collaboration aligns perfectly with our vision to continuously improve connectivity. We provide our passengers with a seamless and optimized travel experience through our respective hubs.”

The existing codeshare partnership already offers passengers on both airlines convenient access to a wider network of destinations.

This includes seamless connections between Morocco and the UAE, onward travel options from Casablanca to various African cities, and similar connectivity beyond Abu Dhabi.

Passengers benefit from the ability to book their entire journey on a single ticket. This comes with the convenience of a checked baggage service to their final destination.

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Royal Air Maroc: Morocco’s National Carrier

Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Morocco’s flag carrier, boasts a rich history dating back to 1957. As the country’s largest airline, RAM plays a pivotal role in connecting Morocco to the world and fostering economic growth.

With its main hub at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport, RAM’s extensive network spans over 80 destinations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.

Beyond its impressive reach, RAM is renowned for its commitment to providing a comfortable and culturally immersive travel experience.

Passengers can choose between Business and Economy Class, both offering personalized entertainment options and delectable meals. Business Class travelers enjoy the added luxury of lie-flat beds for ultimate relaxation on long journeys.

In 2020, RAM joined the prestigious oneworld alliance. The move further solidified its position as a key player in the global aviation industry.

This membership allows passengers to seamlessly connect to a wider network of destinations and earn and redeem frequent flyer miles across member airlines.

Etihad Airways: UAE’s National Carrier

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has established itself as a leader in modern aviation since its inception in 2003.

The airline’s Abu Dhabi International Airport hub serves as a gateway to the world, connecting passengers to over 60 destinations across five continents.

Etihad is renowned for its unwavering commitment to exceeding guest expectations. This extends from the warm hospitality inspired by Emirati culture to the luxurious amenities offered in both Business and Economy Class.

Business Class passengers can unwind in spacious, private pods that convert to fully-flat beds, while Economy Class travelers can still savor regionally-inspired cuisine and a vast selection of in-flight entertainment options.

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