Alaska Airlines becomes the newest member of the Oneworld Alliance
Alaska Airlines is the newest member of the Oneworld airline alliance. The 89-year-old airline is the 14th full member of the global alliance founded in 1999.
Joining Oneworld will allow Alaska Airlines customers to enjoy a global network of flights to more than 170 countries.
“Joining Oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world,” - Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines CEO
Alaska Airlines' booking website will be integrated with Oneworld within the next three to six months so passengers would be able to book directly from all partners of Oneworld.
All Alaska Mileage Plan members and frequent-flyer program members can now earn miles when they fly with any of the other 13 member airlines of Oneworld.
“Being a part of the alliance allows us to provide fantastic global connectivity, a seamless travel experience, and more valuable loyalty offerings for our guests. This alliance transforms Alaska into a truly global airline, connecting our strong West Coast network and destinations across North America with the worldwide reach of our Oneworld partners.” - Rob Gurney, Oneworld CEO
Alaska Airlines is also the fifth largest airline in the United States with a fleet of 330 aircraft operating to 98 destinations.
The remaining 13 full members of the Oneworld alliance are, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.