Qatar Airways to Join Oneworld Alliance Six Months Ahead of Schedule
Qatar Air is taking a different route than it’s regional peers by joining an alliance as opposed to making significant investments in other carriers to build its network.
Excerpt from Doha News
Qatar Airways will join the oneworld alliance on Oct. 30, six months earlier than expected, the airline has announced.
That means some 3 million members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty program will be able to accrue Qmiles whenever they fly with a oneworld member airline.
Qatar becomes the first among the three big Gulf carriers – including Emirates and Etihad – to join an alliance, a move that allows frequent fliers to gain privileges across a network of airlines, and increases commercial opportunities for the airline itself.