Alaska Airways is to hitch oneworld, changing into the alliance’s 14th member airline and bringing much more locations and flights to clients.
The Airways is working with oneworld to ship advantages to its visitors as shortly as potential, with a hope of becoming a member of oneworld across the finish of the yr. The airline’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary Horizon Air, in addition to its regional companion SkyWest Airways, will be a part of as oneworld affiliate members on the identical time.
Alaska Airways was elected as a oneworld member designate following approval by the oneworld Governing Board and a proper invitation prolonged to the airline. The Airways’ intention to turn out to be a oneworld member was first introduced in February 2020, when it unveiled plans to kind a US West Coast Worldwide Alliance with oneworld founding member American Airways.
Upon changing into a member of oneworld, Alaska Airways will provide the total vary of oneworld buyer providers and advantages to its clients. Hundreds of thousands of loyalty members of Alaska Mileage Plan will even have the ability to earn and redeem rewards on all oneworld member airways, and high tier members may additionally entry greater than 650 lounges worldwide.
The Airways already codeshares with the alliance’s members American Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airways and Qantas. It additionally codeshares with Fiji Airways.
The becoming a member of of Alaska Airways will add 34 new locations to the alliance’s community, throughout North America. The alliance’s community will develop to greater than 1,000 locations in over 170 territories. Based mostly in Seattle, the Airways and its regional companions serve greater than 115 locations in North America. It operates hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon) and Anchorage.
Alaska Air Group maintains an operational fleet of 319 plane, comprising the Airbus A320 household, Boeing 737, Embraer 175 and Bombardier Q400.
Alaska Airways will turn out to be the alliance’s 14th member airline and the alliance’s second member airline in america. The service’s hub in Seattle is within the networks of 4 oneworld member airways: American Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airways.
After becoming a member of the alliance, Alaska Airways will turn out to be the alliance’s second new full member in recent times, following the becoming a member of of Royal Air Maroc in April 2020.
Alaska Airways introduced immediately seven new routes from Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX).