Bangkok Airways is the latest airline to start participating in Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by oneworld member airlines and selected partners outside the global alliance. It is the first time that Bangkok Airways’ flights have been made available through a round-the-world fare. Global Explorer, one of the most popular round-the-world fares available globally, offers simple, flexible, and great value travel around-the-world.
Qatar Airways has announced the further expansion of its codeshare agreements with both Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, enhancing connectivity around the globe for the travelling public between these oneworld member airlines. Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways enhance their code-share partnership from Doha to Muscat and São Paulo.
oneworld has been named the World’s Leading Airline Alliance for the 12th year in a row by World Travel Awards during a Gala Ceremony in Anguilla. The World Travel Awards, which has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars of the travel industry”, presented its top prizes at a glittering ceremony in Anguilla last night.
oneworld today adds two more benefits for the most loyal customers of its member airlines – priority baggage delivery for frequent flyers with oneworld Emerald and Sapphire tier status and an additional checked baggage allowance for Sapphire cardholders. Both new privileges are in addition to the benefits already offered to frequent flyers with oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status when flying on any oneworld member airline in any class.
oneworld has unveiled a series of significant upgrades to oneworld events, its one-stop, easy-to-use travel service for the conventions, conferences, exhibitions and special events markets. Key improvements include the removal of bookings fees for flight reservations made via oneworld events’ dedicated website and the availability of oneworld events flight discounts via designated travel agencies.
Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific have opened a new Business Lounge for passengers flying on oneworld member airlines from Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal. Today, the new Business Lounge can accommodate 400 customers. When its final phase is completed early next year, it will seat 600.
Video: Qatar Airways being the first of the big Middle East carriers to join the alliance “has been significant” explains Bruce Ashby, chief executive office of oneworld, in this interview with Phil Blizzard at the IATA AGM in Qatar. He also talks about the growth of oneworld and how the passenger experience will be enhanced with the greater adoption of technology.
Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard here chats with oneworld chief executive Bruce Ashby. On the agenda are Qatar Airways’ membership of the oneworld alliance, the growth of the alliance over the past year, and plans for the future.
oneworld will be making a splash at this year’s IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will see leaders of the world’s airline industry gather in Doha this weekend. Marking the occasion, oneworld is offering a discounted price for its Visit Middle East pass.
SriLankan Airlines becomes part of oneworld from midnight tonight, offering the full range of services and benefits of the world’s fastest growing and highest rated global airline alliance. It becomes the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to join any of the global airline alliances - and completes oneworld’s biggest expansion programme since the it was launched 15 years ago.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group has been nominated by the governing board of oneworld, the leading global airline alliance, to serve as its chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds American Airlines’ chairman Tom Horton, who has filled the role since December 2011.
SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld, offering the alliance’s complete range of services and benefits with effect from Thursday May 1st 2014 – as the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to become part of any global airline alliance. The national airline of Sri Lanka received clearance to board oneworld, the world’s leading quality airline alliance, after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Cathay Pacific Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team.