Morocco’s RAM, Israeli El Al sign code sharing agreement

Morocco’s RAM, Israeli El Al sign code sharing agreement

Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and Israeli carrier El Al signed a code-share agreement in Tel Aviv on Monday.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony co-chaired by RAM CEO Hamid Addou and El Al CEO Avigal Soreq, held on the sidelines of RAM’s inaugural flight between Casablanca and Tel Aviv.

The code sharing, effective as of this Monday, will include, in a first step, direct flights operated by two companies between Morocco and Israel, the two companies said in a joint statement.

El Al plans regular connections between Tel Aviv and Marrakech at a rate of three flights per week, while RAM has opened its new direct flight route from Casablanca to Tel Aviv for the first time at four frequencies, before moving to five flights a week.

This agreement will offer customers of both companies additional options based on schedules and the connection between Marrakech, Casablanca and Tel-Aviv, and will connect both companies’ networks with more fluid connections through two-end passenger and package check-in.

“We are pleased to conclude this important partnership with El Al, which will contribute to strengthen our traffic and enable us to provide additional connectivity to our passengers as well as optimal connections,” said Hamid Addou.

For his part, Soreq said he was delighted with this air transport partnership between the two flag carriers, noting that this collaboration “is a great achievement carried out in a relatively short time since the conclusion of the Abraham Accords which made it possible to establish official relations”.

“For Israelis, this partnership will provide them with an additional and diversified travel offer to destinations in Morocco and Africa. Israelis appreciate the tourist destination of Morocco and we are sure that Moroccans will also be seduced by Israel as an attractive tourist destination,” Soreq added.

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