American Airlines and Royal Air Maroc will begin codesharing on certain routes across each other’s networks on Dec. 26. Routes covered include Royal Air Maroc’s between the US and Casablanca as well as onward service to Marrakech in Morocco and select American routes in the US.

The codeshare will expand to additional routes in 2020, including Royal Air Maroc service to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Lagos, Nigeria; and Luanda, Angola. American will begin seasonal service to Casablanca on June 4 as the only United States-based carrier with nonstop service to Morocco; it will be operated three times per week. The route will be the carrier’s first ever to Africa. Royal Air Maroc is also on track to join Oneworld with American in 2020. The airline will be the alliance’s first in Africa.