Alaska Airways has introduced that it is going to be becoming a member of oneworld, turning into the alliance’s 14th member airline and bringing much more locations and flights to clients.
Alaska Airways is working with oneworld to ship advantages to its friends as shortly as doable, 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 associate SkyWest Airways, will be part of as oneworld affiliate members on the similar 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. Alaska Airways’ intention to grow to be a oneworld member was first introduced in February, when it unveiled plans to kind a US West Coast Worldwide Alliance with oneworld founding member American Airways.
Upon turning into a member of oneworld, Alaska Airways will provide the complete vary of oneworld buyer providers and advantages to its clients. Hundreds of thousands of loyalty members of Alaska Mileage Plan will even be capable to earn and redeem rewards on all oneworld member airways, and prime tier members may additionally entry greater than 650 lounges worldwide.
“We’re excited to become a member of oneworld, the industry’s premier alliance, and honoured to receive this invitation. This milestone will improve connectivity and service for our guests throughout the West Coast and beyond,” stated Brad Tilden, Alaska Airways’ CEO.
“Oneworld will open up a tremendous international network for our business and leisure travellers when they’re ready to start flying overseas again, in addition to greater connectivity around the U.S. through our network for international visitors. We’re eager to build deeper ties with the six oneworld members we already cooperate with, and looking forward to working with new partners that are some of the best airlines in the world.”
Alaska Airways already codeshares with oneworld members American Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airways and Qantas. It additionally codeshares with oneworld join associate Fiji Airways.
The becoming a member of of Alaska Airways will add 34 new locations to the oneworld community, throughout North America. The alliance’s community will develop to greater than 1,000 locations in over 170 territories. Based mostly in Seattle, Alaska Airways and its regional companions serve 117 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 grow to be oneworld’s 14th member airline and the alliance’s second member airline within the US. 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 grow to be oneworld’s second new full member in recent times, following the becoming a member of of Royal Air Maroc in April 2020.
“We are delighted to welcome Alaska Airlines into oneworld. With its strong position in the US West Coast and its partnership with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines will be a great asset to oneworld, positioning us to deliver even more value to our member airlines and customers,” stated oneworld Governing Board Chairman and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
“We are thrilled about our new West Coast International Alliance with Alaska Airlines and its entrance into oneworld,” stated American Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “Together, we will continue to deliver more value, benefits and choice for customers as we create the leading network on the West Coast and throughout the world.”
Oneworld CEO Rob Gurney stated: “The joining of Alaska Airlines will add another high-quality carrier to oneworld, allowing us to offer even more destinations and options to the customers served by our member airlines. It strengthens oneworld’s presence across the key airports on the US West Coast and will build rapidly on the existing partnerships in place between Alaska Airlines and other oneworld members .” – TradeArabia Information Sevice