Articles tagged “oneworld”

Oneworld Airline Alliance’s New Partner Opens Opportunities in Africa

Oneworld Airline Alliance’s New Partner Opens Opportunities in Africa

Grant Martin, Skift

Those who fly on American, British, and a dozen other worldwide carriers will soon get better access to Africa with a new partner joining the Oneworld alliance in 2020.

6 days ago

Royal Air Maroc Joins Oneworld Alliance to Bolster Africa Reach

Royal Air Maroc Joins Oneworld Alliance to Bolster Africa Reach

Grant Martin, Skift

Frequent flyers on American, British Airways, or one of the other 13 members of the Oneworld alliance will soon have another member to look forward to for codeshare flights and frequent flyer points. The new member will also extend the alliance's reach into Africa.

2 weeks ago

Alaska Airlines Hints It May Finally Join the Oneworld Alliance

Alaska Airlines Hints It May Finally Join the Oneworld Alliance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alaska Airlines is evolving its business as it tries to think more globally. But unlike Canada's WestJet, which went out and acquired Boeing 787s, Alaska is thinking much more prudently. That's probably the right move.

3 weeks ago

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker isn't happy with Qantas. With so much tension between supposed partners, how long can the current state of affairs last?

1 month ago

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Grant Martin, Skift

Qatar's departure from the Oneworld alliance could translate into some trickier international flights and connections for travelers on American, British and a dozen other airlines.

2 months ago

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

2 months ago

Aimia Explores Partnership With Oneworld as It Weighs Selling Aeroplan to Air Canada

Aimia Explores Partnership With Oneworld as It Weighs Selling Aeroplan to Air Canada

Frederic Tomesco and Kristine Owram, Bloomberg

Customers holding Aeroplan points likely would prefer Aimia to sell to Air Canada, and that may happen. But we suspect Aimia, which owns Aeroplan, does not want to sell to Air Canada for a bargain price. Thus, the company is exploring other options.

5 months ago

Business of Loyalty: Oneworld Alliance Has a New Hole in Its European Network

Business of Loyalty: Oneworld Alliance Has a New Hole in Its European Network

Grant Martin, Skift

Air Berlin's potential absorption into Lufthansa may foreshadow fewer clean connections for American Airlines travelers heading to continental Europe, while United customers may see a benefit.

1 year ago

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have partners in China. American does not, and its OneWorld alliance does not even have a mainland Chinese airline in it. American must play catch-up, and buying a small stake in China Southern is one way to do that.

2 years ago

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As Gulf carriers' alliance-by-investment strategy has shown, airlines need to think beyond the traditional bounds of alliances to best serve passengers.

2 years ago

American and British Airways Want Approval for Joint Venture With LATAM

American and British Airways Want Approval for Joint Venture With LATAM

Mary Schlangenstein and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

The three airlines are already Oneworld members but this new codeshare agreement would take cooperation to a wholly different level.

3 years ago

Qatar Air Says It Could Split Oneworld Alliance Over Open Skies Fight

Qatar Air Says It Could Split Oneworld Alliance Over Open Skies Fight

James Nash and Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

It doesn't make sense for Qatar Airways to be linked up with American Airlines if they "agree to disagree," as American's CEO Doug Parker put it. Because this is more than just a minor disagreement.

3 years ago