oneworld has unveiled a new, one-stop, easy-to-use service to meet the travel needs for conventions, conferences, exhibitions and special events – offering attractive discounts on flights across a network spanning 850 destinations globally served by some of the world’s leading airlines.
For event and convention organisers, oneworld events provides:
For attendees, oneworld events offers:
oneworld events is aimed at conferences, conventions, exhibitions and special events targeting a minimum of 500 international attendees travelling from at least two regions.
Requests are accepted as early as five years in advance and up to three months prior to the event date.
Industry data indicates that 3.5 million delegates attend these kinds of conferences and events around the world every year, spending around US$ 1.5 billion on air travel.
The oneworld alliance brings together leading airlines from around the world - airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines.
Besides these 12 full member airlines, oneworld also features around 30 “affiliate” members, expanding its network further.
They include Austria’s NIKI, China’s Dragonair, US regional American Eagle, South Africa’s Comair, Denmark’s SUN-AIR, transatlantic carrier OpenSkies, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru and, soon, LAN Colombia.
Launching the product, oneworld director sales José María Alvarado said: “Uniquely among global airline alliances, oneworld counts all four of the top country markets for big global gatherings as homes to member airlines – USA, Germany, Spain and UK.
“But virtually wherever you are holding an event or exhibition, oneworld member airlines will be able to get you there.
“This makes oneworld an obvious choice as a travel partner for most of the world’s big conventions and events.
“Our new oneworld events programme is both simple and speedy to use, with very attractive discounts on published fares.”