oneworld Celebrates 25 Years of Global Airline Alliance

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The global airline alliance, oneworld, is celebrating its 25th anniversary since its launch in 1999 with four founding members. Since then, the alliance has flown nearly nine billion customers across the world, providing increased flexibility and connectivity for travelers and special benefits for frequent flyers. The alliance now has 13 core members, with more airlines joining over the years, and plans to expand further in 2024 with the addition of Oman Air. The alliance also opened its first oneworld branded lounge at Incheon Airport in Seoul. oneworld member airlines collectively serve more than 900 destinations, offering customers access to more than 600 premium airport lounges and additional benefits.

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At the age of 25, oneworld has proven itself to be a powerful and loyal ally to the global traveler. With over 9 billion passengers flown and 13 core members, this worldwide club of airlines is celebrating its silver jubilee in style. It’s hard to believe that it started with just four founding members, and now, it’s expanded to include renowned airlines like Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Qatar Airways, just to name a few.

With more than 300,000 staff members maintaining the luxury experiences that oneworld is known for, it’s no surprise that these airlines collectively serve over 900 global destinations. Frequent flyers rejoice – you are rewarded with exclusive benefits and privileges, from additional baggage allowances to fast-track security lanes at select airports.

And we’re not stopping there. 2024 will see the expansion of oneworld to include 14 members with the addition of Oman Air. The growth and success of oneworld truly speaks to its commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences and shaping the global aviation scene.

In celebration of this milestone, uniformed employees will be sporting newly designed pin badges and a special anniversary logo. Furthermore, oneworld has also opened its first branded lounge experience at Incheon Airport in Seoul to give its loyal customers an even more luxurious experience.

With leaders like Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines, and Luis Gallego, CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG), at the helm, oneworld is set to soar even higher. Together, this alliance is committed to driving excellence and shaping the future of global travel. So here’s to 25 years of impeccable service, and many more to come! Cheers to oneworld! 🌍🛫

Fun Fact: The oneworld alliance was founded by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas on February 1, 1999.
Fun Fact: Today, oneworld member airlines collectively operate more than 12,000 departures every day.

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