Etihad Airways and Royal Air Maroc, which have had a codeshare agreement since 2007 that has been expanded multiple times since then, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to boost their commercial and operational ties even further.

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 as beyond Casablanca into Africa and beyond Abu Dhabi. 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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Speaking on the new MoU, Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, said: “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 programme co-operation, and exploring collaborations on ground handling, maintenance, and engineering.”

Abdelhamid Addou, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Air Maroc, said: “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 optimised and seamless travel experience through our respective hubs.”