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Qatar Airways boosts Royal Jordanian codeshare connection

Qatar Airways boosts Royal Jordanian codeshare connection

Qatar Airways has further enhanced its ties with oneworld partner Royal Jordanian, through the launch of a new codeshare agreement, which is set to further expand travel opportunities for both airlines’ customers. Through the new agreement, Qatar Airways’ passengers travelling between Doha and Amman in Jordan, on both Royal Jordanian and Qatar Airways, will benefit from the same airline code and a streamlined level of service from these oneworld partners.

Chu to take over as oneworld chairman

Chu to take over as oneworld chairman

Ivan Chu, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, has been nominated by the governing board of oneworld to serve as its chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, the parent of oneworld members British Airways and Iberia. As oneworld governing board chairman, Ivan Chu will act as “first among equals” of the chief executive of the alliance’s member airlines in oneworld governance.

Bangkok Airways joins oneworld Global Explorer fare

Bangkok Airways joins oneworld Global Explorer fare

30 April 2015 Airline News

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 expands codeshare routes with oneworld partners

Qatar Airways expands codeshare routes with oneworld partners

2 April 2015 Airline News

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 defends World Travel Awards title in Anguilla

oneworld defends World Travel Awards title in Anguilla

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 adds new benefits for frequent fliers

oneworld adds new benefits for frequent fliers

1 December 2014 Airline News

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 events receives boost at IMEX America

oneworld events receives boost at IMEX America

17 October 2014 Airline News

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.

oneworld opens new lounge at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley Terminal

oneworld opens new lounge at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley Terminal

20 June 2014 Airline News

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.

IATA AGM 2014 Interview: Bruce Ashby, chief executive, oneworld

IATA AGM 2014 Interview: Bruce Ashby, chief executive, oneworld

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.

Bruce Ashby, chief executive, oneworld

Bruce Ashby, chief executive, oneworld

2 June 2014 Videos

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.

IATA AGM 2014: oneworld celebrates Gulf’s newest hub

IATA AGM 2014: oneworld celebrates Gulf’s newest hub

31 May 2014 Airline News

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 set for oneworld membership

SriLankan Airlines set for oneworld membership

30 April 2014 Airline News

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.