The leaders of all Japan Airlines’ partners in the oneworld® alliance issued this declaration today to their colleagues at the airline, to the Japanese government and to the country’s flying public: oneworld is by far the best alliance for JAL.
Mexicana and its subsidiaries MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink have became part of the global oneworld airline alliance this week, looking to boost its international traffic in a very challenging marketplace.
British Airways has joined American Airlines and Qantas to try and save Japan Airlines from bankruptcy. The move follows news that Delta Airlines was also looking to inject cash into the ailing carrier and by doing so force it to exit the Oneworld Alliance, of which BA is a member.
American Airlines has reported deepening quarterly losses for the second consecutive year, as weak demand and falling fares drove sales sharply lower. Net quarterly losses, excluding non-recurring charges, sunk to $319m compared to a loss of $298m a year earlier. Group revenues in the second quarter fell 21 percent to $4.89bn and in the first six months by 18 percent to $9.7bn.
Finnair has enhanced the booking engine on its website to make it possible for travellers to make reservations on flights operated by all member airlines of the oneworld alliance.In the first phase, reservations can be made on flights operated by other oneworld partners and their subsidiaries only in connection with a Finnair flight.
oneworld partner airlines generated record revenues from the alliance’s sales activities in the past year, with interline revenues rising to US$2.4 billion, up 10 per cent year-on-year. Revenues from oneworld fares and sales activity rose US$850 million, a 25 per cent increase. These oneworld revenues grew significantly faster than member airlines’ overall passenger revenues, which collectively rose just 3.5 per cent.
Three of the world’s most popular holiday islands are lining up to join the network served by oneworld®, the leading quality global airline alliance, with Iberia Regional Air Nostrum launching flights to Corfu and Funchal in Europe and British Airways opening service to the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. The launches of these three new routes was announced as the alliance’s airlines added Benghazi and Bergen to the oneworld map.
The Russian domestic airline S7 Airlines is to join the airline alliance, oneworld. After being elected on board by the grouping’s existing ten member airlines, S7 will become part of oneworld, offering the alliance’s full range of services, benefits and fares during 2010 and linking oneworld to one of the most extensive networks covering Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Twelve new destinations in Africa, the Americas and Europe - along with a new domestic network in Ecuador - have joined the oneworld network in the new flying season.oneworld was voted “World’s Leading Alliance” at the World Travel Awards.
The five oneworld? alliance members that are seeking global antitrust immunity have taken another step toward increasing worldwide competition and improved service for customers by responding to a request for additional information from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
oneworld member Royal Jordanian has launched mobile inflight passenger communications services from OnAir. The new commercial service, which will be available in the first phase on its recently received A319 aircraft flying to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and India, will enable passengers to stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or BlackBerry-type devices to send and receive text messages and emails, make and receive phone calls and access the internet. Passengers will also be able to access the internet using their own laptops fitted with GSM data cards.
oneworld will be emblazoned in massive bold type (eight ft high and 46 ft long) along the fuselage.