Thursday, October 4, 2012

► MOROCCO: JetBlue, Royal Air Maroc sign interline deal.

Royal Air Maroc RAMAfter ending their 12-year-long code-share deal with Delta Airlines (DL) as their American code-share partner in June, Moroccan national carrier, Royal Air Maroc (AT),  has moved on and today announced the signing of an interline deal with American LCC JetBlue Airways (B6). 

JetBlueThe move will see a wider variety of flights being offered to each other's passengers, that were previously unavailable.

Under the agreement, which is effective immediately, passengers can book single-ticket travel, effectively combining flights on both carriers and allowing for one-stop baggage check-in when they transfer between the airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. 
Scott Resnick
Scott Resnick
We are pleased to expand our partnership portfolio by joining with Royal Air Maroc to offer our fliers a new option to Africa,” said Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of airline partnerships. “With Royal Air Maroc, JetBlue customers now have access to even more destinations across North and West Africa from an airline that shares a similar philosophy of putting customers first.

Through Royal Air Maroc's African network, a number of new destinations will be available to JetBlue and its other partners, including the Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo while US-bound passengers will be able to transfer at JFK from Royal Air Maroc to various JetBlue destinations including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Los Angeles and San Francisco.

JetBlue also has an interline agreement with South African Airways (SA) that it signed in May 2010.