Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc concluded a free sale codeshare agreement whereby Royal Jordanian will market Royal Air Maroc flights, putting its carrier code on these flights between Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport and Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport.
The Jordanian airline does not operate flights to Morocco.
The agreement with Royal Air Maroc is bound to enhance cooperation between the two flag carriers and improve passenger traffic by providing Royal Jordanian customers convenient options to fly to and from Amman.
Royal Air Maroc operates its flights between Casablanca and Amman with a Boeing 737 aircraft; the plane departs from Mohammed V International Airport at 23:10 and arrives at Queen Alia International Airport at 6:50 the following day. Return flights depart from Amman at 7:50 and arrive in Casablanca at 12:05.
Stefan Pichler, Royal Jordanian President and CEO, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Royal Air Maroc, a leading carrier in the Maghreb region. This agreement is a further step in the strategic and historical partnership between Jordan and Morocco, and an added value towards higher air traffic between our companies.”
Abdelhamid Addou, Royal Air Maroc Chief Executive Officer, said:
“This new cooperation comes to strengthen the links between our two kingdoms and support our Casablanca-Amman flight launched last April. We are very pleased to start this codeshare with Royal Jordanian which will pave the way for our traffic and frequencies development on this market and will allow both carriers to access to each other’s networks via the Special Prorate Agreement established for routes beyond Casablanca and Amman.”
Royal Air Maroc is expected to be implemented into oneworld in mid-2020, and will be the alliance’s first full member from Africa.
Besides the codeshare agreement with Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian has 15 agreements with other international carriers, which are American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Etihad Airways, Siberia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Middle East Airlines, Alitalia, Tarom, Tunis Air, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, as well as with SNCF
In addition to the codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian, Royal Air Maroc has twelve Codeshare agreements with Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Iberia, Saudi Airlines, Egyptair, JetBlue Airways, Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, Kenya Airways, Etihad Airways, S7 Airlines and TAAG Angola Airlines.
Royal Jordanian started to fly to Casablanca in 1974 but suspended its service to this Moroccan city in 2005.