Qatar Airways joins oneworld

Doha | Published on 31st October 2013 at 10:36

Qatar Airways has become part of oneworld®, offering the alliance’s full range of services and benefits.

It joins oneworld just one year after receiving its invitation , which makes its induction into oneworld one of the fastest in the alliance’s history.  A more typical timeline for an airline to comply with the many membership requirements of oneworld is 18-24 months.

Becoming part of oneworld, which holds more “best alliance” awards than any of its competitors, will strengthen Qatar Airways’ competitiveness, enabling it to offer customers an unrivalled alliance global network served by partners that include leading airlines from every region.

Qatar Airways, which serves more than 130 destinations in 70 countries across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australasia, is oneworld’s second member airline based in the Middle East.  It makes oneworld the leading alliance in one of the world’s fastest growing regions for air travel demand.

More than 20 of its destinations and five countries – Ethiopia, Iran, Rwanda, Serbia and Tanzania – will be new to the oneworld map.

Worldwide, with the other airlines lining up to join, oneworld will:

  • Serve almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
  • Carry 475 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of some 3,300 aircraft.
  • Generate US$ 140 billion annual revenues.