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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 Mar 29, 17, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
And Qatar India looks more promising
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/8A...s-amid-Mo.html
That is if AAB manages to get what he wants - the 100% ownership.

We all know AAB is full of bombastic bull at times. QR is massively short of planes itself that the 100 jet plans for QR India sounds ridiculous.

But, either way, having a Qatar-funded Indian carrier or Vistara would make me a happy camper.
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Old Apr 28, 17, 6:32 pm
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With QR being given the green light by the EU to purchase a 49% stake in Meridiana let's hope they join. They won't immediately add much to the alliance, but with Alitalia in such a precarious situation, Meridiana could potentially grow?
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Old Jul 18, 17, 11:12 pm
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Do you think QR & EY will leaves from Oneworld Alliance or if they can stay Oneworld for a little big longer?
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Old Jul 19, 17, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Do you think QR & EY will leaves from Oneworld Alliance or if they can stay Oneworld for a little big longer?
EY is not OneWorld. But I don't see QR leaving, even given the public commentary from Doug [email protected] - I mean QR is looking to buy 10% of AA now; maybe more later.
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Old Jul 22, 17, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by scnzzz View Post
EY is not OneWorld. But I don't see QR leaving, even given the public commentary from Doug [email protected] - I mean QR is looking to buy 10% of AA now; maybe more later.
I agree. QR doesn't care what AA says or does: AA is on the other side of the world. Dropping some codeshares will have almost no impact. QR joined oneworld because it was a profitable idea. They won't leave unless it becomes more expensive than the additional traffic it brings them.
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Old Jul 22, 17, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Do you think QR & EY will leaves from Oneworld Alliance or if they can stay Oneworld for a little big longer?
Not only is EY not a member of OneWorld, it is canceling its (non-alliance) partnership with AA and increasing its cooperation with DL. So, speculation of course, likely to join SkyTeam.
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Old Sep 1, 17, 9:46 am
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AA is considering taking a minority interest in China Southern, looking for codeshare opportunities.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...-china-gadfly/



I'm not holding my breath; I'd imagine CX would have something pithy to say about it.
They should get China Eastern joining not China Southern
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Old Sep 1, 17, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by jasonbloom View Post
They should get China Eastern joining not China Southern
The alliance situation with China Southern, China Eastern and Cathay is a big mess that needs sorting out at some point

China Eastern was the last of the Chinese big three to join an alliance, was leaning towards oneworld but ended up in Skyteam and now has Delta as a shareholder

China Southern has been in Skyteam for a while, now has American as a shareholder

Cathay has been in Oneworld for a while, but doesn't have a deep relationship with other members and has Air China as a major shareholder
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Old Sep 1, 17, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
The alliance situation with China Southern, China Eastern and Cathay is a big mess that needs sorting out at some point

China Eastern was the last of the Chinese big three to join an alliance, was leaning towards oneworld but ended up in Skyteam and now has Delta as a shareholder

China Southern has been in Skyteam for a while, now has American as a shareholder
There was pressure from the Chinese government that all Chinese carriers should ideally be in the same alliance.

Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Cathay has been in Oneworld for a while, but doesn't have a deep relationship with other members and has Air China as a major shareholder
Cathay Pacific is a founding member of oneworld. It is no more likely to leave oneworld than BA or AA is: I doubt it would get a better deal in Star or Sky than it gets out of oneworld.

CX doesn't offer cheap interline feed to its oneworld partners on purpose: access to China is its biggest advantage and there's no reason to give that away.

I think alliances are just going to get messier in future. Commercial realities don't always sit well with the idealism of dividing the world into three parts.
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Old Nov 3, 17, 9:09 pm
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http://m.aviationweek.com/awincommer...eaving-skyteam

i have no access right to read full article. What do you guys think CZ will leave Skyteam for oneworld ? CX will allow ?
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Old Nov 15, 17, 7:59 am
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EI in no hurry…

Originally posted by ausbt.com.au

"We have no plans to join oneworld," Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh told the European Aviation Conference at Dublin City University yesterday. "We still have to do the business case for joining oneworld."

Instead, Kavanagh said that Aer Lingus would work towards joining the existing alliance between British Airways and American Airlines.
Also being discussed in When will EI become a full member of Oneworld?
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Old Nov 23, 17, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by lokron1125 View Post
http://m.aviationweek.com/awincommer...eaving-skyteam

i have no access right to read full article. What do you guys think CZ will leave Skyteam for oneworld ? CX will allow ?
Not too likely, though AA has invested in CZ recently

And when BA had the chance to choose between CZ or MU for their domestic connection, they chose MU over CZ, which complicates this matter even further...

CX won't want that to happen, as then it will loses its position of being a connecting carrier between China and the rest of the world
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Old Nov 26, 17, 8:29 pm
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Possibly a rehash of the Aviation Week article, but the SCMP is a pretty reputable source.

http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2121660/airline-industry-braces-china-southern-exit-skyteam-alliance

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But either way the situation is messy
BA and QF are closer to MU, although QF does have CZ codeshares
AA closer to CZ
CX with new QR investment and existing CA cross-shareholdings
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Old Nov 26, 17, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
Possibly a rehash of the Aviation Week article, but the SCMP is a pretty reputable source.

http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2121660/airline-industry-braces-china-southern-exit-skyteam-alliance

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But either way the situation is messy
BA and QF are closer to MU, although QF does have CZ codeshares
AA closer to CZ
CX with new QR investment and existing CA cross-shareholdings
Logic dictated that CA should be next.

AA
BA
CA
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Old Nov 27, 17, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
Possibly a rehash of the Aviation Week article, but the SCMP is a pretty reputable source.

http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/eco...yteam-alliance

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But either way the situation is messy
BA and QF are closer to MU, although QF does have CZ codeshares
AA closer to CZ
CX with new QR investment and existing CA cross-shareholdings
SCMP is a decent newspaper but unfortunately their aviation section is pretty clueless. I wouldn't read much into that article personally.

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