Official: Royal Air Maroc Joining Oneworld In 2020

As an update to the below story, at a press conference in New York today, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has confirmed on behalf of oneworld that Royal Air Maroc will be joining the oneworld alliance. It’s expected that Royal Air Maroc will join oneworld in mid-2020, so unfortunately we’re still about 18 months from this officially happening.

Yesterday it was widely being reported that oneworld would announce a new member airline on December 5. There was a lot of speculation as to what airline that would be. I heard people throw around Aer Lingus, Air Italy, China Southern, Royal Air Maroc, Philippine Airlines, and more.

Well, at this point it looks like we have our answer. It seems 99% certain that Royal Air Maroc will be the airline announcing that they’re joining oneworld next week. Why? Because Royal Air Maroc’s CEO will be in attendance at this meeting, so it would be too much of a coincidence for that not to be the case.