The addition of Oman Air will further strengthen oneworld Alliance’s position in the Middle East,
It’s official! Oman Air has announced that it will formally join the oneworld Alliance in 2024 once it completes its integration with other partner carriers.
The announcement was made at IATA’s 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) in Doha, Qatar.
Oman Air first announced plans to apply to join oneworld in September 2021. The Omani flag carrier will become the third Middle Eastern member of oneworld, following Qatar Airways, which is Oman Air’s sponsor, and Royal Jordanian. Oman Air said that Qatar Airways will provide “guidance and support as the airline integrates into the alliance”.
The Muscat-based airline will become a full member of the alliance in 2024, with members of the carrier’s Sindbad frequent flyer programme able to earn and redeem miles across the alliance’s member airlines. The carrier’s top tier members will also receive additional benefits including lounge access when travelling with other members of the alliance.
Oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and premium cabin customers will also gain access to the three Oman Air lounges at Muscat, Salalah and Bangkok.
Oman Air will also add new destinations to the alliance’s network including Duqm and Khasab in Oman and Chittagong (Bangladesh).
Oman Air was launched in 1993 and currently operates a fleet of over 40 aircraft, serving 41 destinations in more than 20 territories. It operates to five oneworld member airline hubs: Amman, Colombo, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, and London Heathrow.
There are currently 14 full members of oneworld, including British Airways and Cathay Pacific, with Royal Air Maroc and Alaska Airlines the most recent to join in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
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