In the fast-paced world of aviation, Royal Air Maroc, one of the leading African airlines, has teamed up with Fairlyne, the world’s premier resale platform, to offer its passengers the option to resell their tickets instead of facing hefty cancellation fees. Unveiled last month, the airline has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with Fairlyne, a French-based startup and the world’s leading resale platform. Together, they are set to revolutionize the way travelers deal with non-refundable tickets.
Fairlyne, founded just two years ago, has already made waves in the industry by providing an efficient and customer-centric ticket resale experience. The platform ranked first among 300 startups in the prestigious Open Innovation Royal Air Maroc challenge and recently secured a $3 million investment to further its program development.
Traditionally, passengers who opted for the cheapest fare class faced limited flexibility with rebookings or cancellations. They often had to bear the burden of significant cancellation fees if their plans changed. However, with this exciting partnership, Royal Air Maroc aims to offer travelers a new alternative.
In the next few months, Royal Air Maroc plans to introduce Fairlyne’s service within their direct sales channels. This means that travelers with non-refundable tickets will have the opportunity to resell them, avoiding the frustrating loss of money if the tickets remain unused.
The ticket resale process will be simple and straightforward. Passengers who no longer need their non-refundable tickets can list them for sale via the Royal Air Maroc and Fairlyne system, offering them at a higher price than the original purchase. This approach not only provides customers with increased flexibility but also opens up a new realm of possibilities for the resale of plane tickets.
Once a buyer is found for the listed ticket, the seller will receive a voucher for part of the resale amount. The exact conditions for the ticket resale service have yet to be disclosed by Royal Air Maroc. However, one thing is certain – this collaboration between the airline and Fairlyne will offer a win-win situation for both parties. Travelers will also have the chance to recoup some of their ticket costs, while the airline can capitalize on the opportunity to maximize revenue.