Whilst the launch was, unsurprisingly, muted due to the coronavirus pandemic, Royal Air Maroc joined the oneworld airline alliance this year.
This means that you can now earn and spend Avios, and earn British Airways Executive Club tier points, on Royal Air Maroc services.
UK Aviation News reports that the airline is planning to launch three new routes on top of its existing Heathrow to Casablanca services:
- Manchester to Agadir (2 per week)
- Gatwick to Agadir (2 per week)
- Gatwick to Marrakech (4 per week)
I can’t find any further mention of these new routes outside of UK Aviation News. It isn’t clear if the Marrakech service will operate as a British Airways codeshare, with BA dropping some of its own flights.
No dates seem to have been for the services to start and they are not currently bookable on the Royal Air Maroc website.
We are hoping to give Royal Air Maroc a try during 2021 to see what it has to offer as an Avios redemption. Our initial enthusiasm was dampened when we saw the taxes and charges being imposed on Royal Air Maroc flights.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.