17 DECEMBER 2018
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Frequent flyers on British, American and a dozen other airlines have a new partner to work with after Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) said it was joining the oneworld alliance.
It will be the group’s 14th full member airline and oneworld’s first major partner with a base on the African continent. RAM’s regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will also be joining the alliance as a oneworld affiliate.
Meanwhile, Fiji Airways began flying as a oneworld connect partner last week as the first airline globally to link up to the alliance via this new membership platform.
The first Fiji Airways aircraft to feature the oneworld connect logo is its initial Boeing B737 MAX 8, which has arrived at the Nadi hub after its delivery flight. Fiji Airways is the first airline in the region to operate the type.
Four more of the state-of-the-art twinjets will follow in the year ahead as replacement for older B737s flying on the airline’s short- and medium-haul network to destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and neighbouring Pacific Islands.
Additional oneworld connect customer benefits are being phased in between Fiji Airways and its four oneworld sponsors – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Qantas.
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