A oneworld, an alliance formed by 13 important airlines, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. Founded in 1999 by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas, it was formed to increase connectivity and flexibility for passengers and to reward them with special benefits and privileges.
Vanessa Hudson, CEO of the Qantas Group, a founding member of the alliance, recalled the alliance’s past and spoke about the future:
“For 25 years, our alliance has brought together the best airlines, lounges, frequent flyer programs and networks to benefit our mutual customers. As the leading alliance in the sky, we will continue to work with our airline partners to ensure oneworld delivers even more value as we help connect travelers in more than 900 destinations around the world,” said Vanessa Hudson.
25 years of oneworld
Founded in 1999, oneworld is made up of 13 major airlines around the world – Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan. It has 26 affiliated airlines and one partner – Fiji Airways, in addition, Oman Air is expected to join the alliance in 2024, becoming its 14th full member.
More than 330,000 oneworld member airline professionals work tirelessly on the ground and in the air, delivering smooth, memorable travel experiences for passengers across the alliance. To commemorate the milestone year, uniformed employees at member companies will wear unique pins, specially designed with a new 25th anniversary logo.
Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines and president of the oneworld alliance, said: “We are happy to celebrate the world’s leading airline alliance with more than 200 million loyal customers around the world. Together, we now operate more than 12,000 departures every day – the equivalent of a oneworld member airline flight taking off or landing every six seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
oneworld latest milestones
In 2019, oneworld launched Travel Bright, breaking the mold of airline alliance advertising by creating a contemporary, warm and positive brand that reflects the energy and positivity of its customers. millennials. In January 2024, the alliance inaugurated its first experience of lounge of the oneworld brand, at Incheon Airport, in Seoul, South Korea, further realizing its vision of making travel brilliant.
Furthermore, oneworld reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability in January 2024, becoming the first airline alliance to join IATA CO2 Connect, contributing operational data to the aviation authority’s emissions calculator, which sets the benchmark of a company.
Congratulations to oneworld on completing its 25th anniversary! We hope that more and more passengers can benefit from the alliance. And to learn more about oneworld and its members, read this full article.
Have you already enjoyed any benefits of the alliance? Tell us in the comments and visit the oneworld website to find out all the benefits.
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