Etihad Airways & Royal Air Maroc sign MoU to deepen cooperation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Etihad Airways-Royal Air Maroc sign MoU
Officials during the signing ceremony.

Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royal Air Maroc in order to boost commercial and operational ties.

The agreement reflects a dedication to exploring enhanced cooperation, aiming to offer travelers expanded choices, superior services, and added value, all while fostering sustainable aviation.

Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc, present in Africa since its creation in 1957, is a leading airline in the continent. Royal Air Maroc has a young fleet of around 50 planes and connects Morocco’s main airports to more than 80 airports around the world.

Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said that, “This agreement covers a broad range of activities from exploring the expansion of existing codeshare arrangements to cover more domestic routes in Morocco and Africa, to looking at developing existing frequent flyer program co-operation, and exploring collaborations on ground handling, maintenance, and engineering.”

Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc, noted that, “We are very proud to establish this important partnership with Etihad Airways, which aligns with our ambition to further enhance our connectivity and continue offering our passengers a more optimized and seamless travel experience through our respective hubs.”

According to the statement, the existing codeshare agreement gives customers of both airlines enhanced connectivity to destinations across each other’s networks, between Morocco and the UAE as well, beyond Casablanca into Africa and beyond Abu Dhabi.

Further, the agreement enables guests to book their entire journey on a single ticket and have their baggage checked through seamlessly to their end destination.

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