Malaysia Airlines will join the oneworld alliance, voted “World’s Leading Airline Alliance” by World Travel Awards, according to an announcement made at the IATA conference in Singapore. The carrier, voted “World’s Leading Airline to Asia” by World Travel Awards, was unanimously elected a member designate, with a formal alliance membership agreement to be completed soon.
British Airways’ has signed a new codeshare with oneworld partner, Royal Jordanian. The agreement will give BA passengers access to direct daily flights to the country’s capital Amman.
ITF unions representing workers in the Oneworld Alliance airlines today agreed to explore ways of taking a coordinated approach to labour relations across the Alliance, including the creation of a ‘One World of Labour Council’.
oneworld has unveiled plans to relocate its headquarters to New York in a move that aims to reinforce its position as the world’s leading airline alliance, as well as enhancing collaboration between members. The relocation to Manhattan comes in what has proved a breakthrough year for the alliance, culminating in it winning “World’s Leading Airline Alliance” at the 2010 World Travel Awards.
Aviation veteran Bruce Ashby has been named as Chief Executive of oneworld. The appointment comes as part of the leading airline alliance’s relocation to new headquarters in New York following a breakthrough year in 2010.
Russian domestic carrier S7 Airlines had joined oneworld. Its subsidiary Globus is also an affiliate member of the alliance.
Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, both members of the quality airline alliance oneworld®, have come to an additional agreement to codeshare on flights operated by the latter via Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.
Mexicana’s position in the oneworld® alliance is unaffected by the announcement today that the airline has filed for insolvency proceedings in Mexico and bankruptcy protection in the USA to enable it to restructure into line with market conditions.
oneworld® has warmly welcomed today’s final approval by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) of the application for anti-trust immunity (ATI) for the alliance’s transatlantic carriers American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Royal Jordanian, and the joint business agreement (JBA) between the US, UK and Spanish companies.
Kingfisher Airlines has became a member elect of oneworld® after completing a formal membership agreement with the alliance – moving India’s leading airline a landmark step towards flying as part of the world’s premier airline alliance and bringing 56 Indian cities onto the oneworld map.
India’s leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld®