Twelve more destinations are joining the network served by the oneworld alliance as its eight member airlines and 12 affiliates continue to launch new routes in response to customer demand.
British Airways has put five new airports on the alliance’s map, with the launch of flights between London Gatwick and:
Tirana, Albania’s capital, with three flights a week.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, with five flights a week.
Varna, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, with an initial two flights a week rising to four flights from June.
Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, with three flights a week increasing to four from June.
Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, with three flights a week.
British Airways’ franchisee BMED, an affiliate member of oneworld, has inaugurated the alliance’s first route to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, with six non-stops a week to and from London Heathrow.
Also in Europe, France’s Rennes and Poland’s Poznan are now served by Aer Lingus from its Dublin hub.
In the USA, Charleston (South Carolina) and Lafayette (Louisiana) have joined, with affiliate American Eagle now serving them several times a day to and from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub.
Two more destinations will be brought on-line in early May, both from London Gatwick, by affiliate GB Airways, which flies as another British Airways franchisee - Dalaman, gateway to Turkey’s west coast, and the Greek island of Rhodes.
These latest additions take the total oneworld network to 608 destinations in 135 countries.