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Who will be the next oneworld member? + New membership announcements [merged]

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When is [insert airline here] joining oneworld???
Which airlines are lined up to join?
See list below and https://www.oneworld.com/member-airlines/overview
Another useful page for official announcements is: https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/oneworldnews

Current members elect (officially announced and currently aligning processes):
AT - Royal Air Maroc
Originally Posted by oneworld.com - 05DEC18
Royal Air Maroc is expected to be implemented into oneworld in mid-2020… Its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will join as a oneworld affiliate member at the same time.

Expected members:
EI - Aer Lingus
EI's new owners, IAG (owners of existing members BA+IB), stated before acquisition that they fully intended EI to rejoin, and have restated the intention since completing the purchase. EI has not yet been publically 'invited' by oneworld but should join eventually. When? When it's announced... When will EI become a full member of Oneworld?
Originally Posted by Willie Walsh via USA Today - 18NOV16
Walsh said it was too early to set a precise date for when Aer Lingus might officially join.
“We don’t have a specific timeline. We’re working as quickly as we can," he said.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...-ceo/94064688/

PZ - LATAM Airlines Paraguay (TAM Mercosur)
An affiliate of JJ, who joined in 2014. The press release from when JJ joined said PZ would be "soon". We're still waiting: Has TAM Mercosur (PZ) joined OW by now?

Originally Posted by oneworld.com - 31MAR14
TAM's affiliate in Paraguay, TAM Airlines (TAM Mercosur), will join oneworld soon, which means that all passenger airlines in LATAM Airlines Group will be part of oneworld.
Potential members:
Well, that's what the discussion below is all about! Heard a rumour? Think oneworld should chase a particular airline to join or switch? Make your case!


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Old Oct 19, 15, 11:55 am
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Interjet - 4O - Oneworld?

Just had some extra time so I uncovered this not-so-recent news. But according to the report they plan to join OW by next year. It would be interesting to see how they evolve, if they ever do, into AB-ish.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/05/21/economia/027n3eco

Maybe Mod could relocate this thread to the oneworld forum for greater discussion. Thanks.

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Old Oct 19, 15, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by c2h View Post
Just had some extra time so I uncovered this not-so-recent news. But according to the report they plan to join OW by next year. It would be interesting to see how they evolve, if they ever do, into AB-ish.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/05/21/economia/027n3eco

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Quite possible.
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Old Oct 19, 15, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by c2h View Post
Just had some extra time so I uncovered this not-so-recent news. But according to the report they plan to join OW by next year. It would be interesting to see how they evolve, if they ever do, into AB-ish.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/05/21/economia/027n3eco

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There's definitely some aspirational talk about this in the Mexican media on behalf of Interjet.

May 21, 2015: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/05/21/economia/027n3eco

Marketing Director Andrés Martínez Reynoso detailed Interjet already codeshares with AA, BA, IB (as of June) and LA, and also in June would expand flight operations to Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

My rellies fly Interjet a lot and praise it's roominess and on time performance.
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Old Oct 19, 15, 3:41 pm
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I was gutted when Mexicana went bust but now if Interjet finally joins OW I'd be more than happy to let go of Aeromexico.
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Oneworld needs Royal Air Maroc and Hainan to fill their enormous gaps in Africa and China.

Royal Air Maroc can cover west Africa, Comair has southern Africa, and Qatar can provide decent coverage in the eastern portion of the continent. RAM is a great, high quality airline and would be an excellent asset.

Hainan is pretty much the largest non-affiliated carrier in China at this point and it would be good to have.

I'd also love to see WestJet, Interjet, or Air Tahiti Nui but I think those are less important.

Aer Lingus will obviously be joining in the near future, probably along with Vueling.
I don't think Vueling will join it is based on an LCC model (point to point travel and all extras paid for) which I don't think will fit too well with OW. Vueling does not need to join as most of it's routes are codes shares with BA and/or IB.
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Old Oct 20, 15, 6:36 pm
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LAN/ INTERJET codeshare...

As I had mentioned some months ago....
'Airline Route' reported today that LAN airlines ( including LAN Peru ) starting
25OCT15 will begin codeshare partnership with INTERJET...
Since LAN is OW Partner, this opens interesting possibilities for those
Traveling to/intra Mexico...
I have flown INTERJET and found it to be a pleasant experience, free drinks ( mixed ! ) encluded ....
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Old Oct 22, 15, 8:42 am
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Qatar Air Mulling Royal Air Maroc Stake to Aid West Africa Push

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The No. 2 Persian Gulf airline has already secured a code-share deal with RAM and would like to bring it into the Oneworld alliance in the "not too distant future," Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said Thursday.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-22/qatar-air-mulling-royal-air-maroc-stake-to-aid-west-africa-push

Seems three airlines lining up to join oneworld !
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Old Oct 22, 15, 8:52 am
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Qatar Air Mulling Royal Air Maroc Stake to Aid West Africa Push

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The No. 2 Persian Gulf airline has already secured a code-share deal with RAM and would like to bring it into the Oneworld alliance in the "not too distant future," Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said Thursday.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...st-africa-push

Seems three airlines lining up to join oneworld !
It says in the article that the Royal Air Maroc CEO wants to by one A380
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Old Oct 22, 15, 10:48 am
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It's Thursday so that must mean another RAM rumor.
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Old Oct 23, 15, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by Gulf Times
He (al-Baker) said the airline (Qatar) would “evaluate the case” for buying a stake in Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to help extend its reach into the under-served travel markets of West Africa and the Sahara.
The airline has already secured a code-share deal with RAM and would like to bring it into the ‘oneworld’ alliance in the “not too distant future,” al-Baker said.
“We’ll evaluate if we can be a partner, a stakeholder, in Royal Air Maroc in the future,” al-Baker said.
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Old Oct 24, 15, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by lokron1125 View Post
The No. 2 Persian Gulf airline has already secured a code-share deal with RAM and would like to bring it into the Oneworld alliance in the "not too distant future," Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said Thursday.
So if Al Baker is lining up new OW members, he's probably over the U.S. carrier push about unfair competitive advantage to M.E. carriers and plans to stick with OW.
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Old Oct 25, 15, 3:09 am
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Of the possible OW candidates listed in the last pages, the contribution of Royal Air Maroc to cover OW white spots of Africa should not be an underestimated asset.
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Old Oct 25, 15, 5:04 am
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So if Al Baker is lining up new OW members, he's probably over the U.S. carrier push about unfair competitive advantage to M.E. carriers and plans to stick with OW.
Considering that AA, UA, DL are all ganging up on ME3, any alliance is as good as any other.

Yes, I'll be happy to see RAM In OW.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 10:35 am
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Of the possible OW candidates listed in the last pages, the contribution of Royal Air Maroc to cover OW white spots of Africa should not be an underestimated asset.
Royal Air Maroc would cover spots of Africa that are hard to reach even with Star Alliance (for Americans, at least). Even though ET and SA cover a bunch of destinations in West and Central Africa, it can be logistically difficult and exhausting to fly all the way to JNB or ADD and double back.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 4:15 pm
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I'm not familiar with RAM... interesting to see that they are a 4-star airline with Skytrax, but get a 3/10 from Skytrax users.

With AS strengthening their ties to EK, I don't think they're thinking about OW in the near future, which may boost WS's chances if they were to go for it.

Now that OW's proclivity for letting only carriers with a proper F class has waned (look at the downsizing of F cabins on all the first-tier members), this should open up more carriers looking to forge ahead with membership. Or perhaps OW should start actively poaching ST and *A members.
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