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

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 - 15JAN20
https://www.oneworld.com/news/2020-0...rld-on-1-April

Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld® alliance effective 1 April 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent… Its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will join as a oneworld affiliate member at the same time.

Expected members:

AS - Alaska Airlines
Announced by AA/AS on 13FEB20, AS intends to seek membership with an expect join date during Summer 2021.
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details...P/default.aspx
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...er-overview:AA


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? If they haven't joined, and it isn't clear, sadly the whole of LATAM is leaving oneworld on 01OCT20 01MAY20 anyway.


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 21, 20, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by T.A.Music View Post
Which airline from oneworld will crack and demise from covid-19?
Originally Posted by onobond View Post
Given their situation even before Covid-19, my guess would be UL
Well they are the flag carrier of Sri Lanka, and government owned, so they will likely pair down their overall routes etc. at the back end of the pandemic, but I would be surprised if they are completely wiped out. Most nations consider their flag carriers strategic assets and important symbols for the countries.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 8:46 pm
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Just found out Iberia is leaving One World May 1st and joining Delta.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by kescalona View Post
Just found out Iberia is leaving One World May 1st and joining Delta.
Source?
Or are you getting confused with LATAM who are leaving OW. Several threads on that topic
Delta have taken a share of LATAM ownership. But as yet no indication LATAM will joining Skyteam.LATAM will be a DL ff partners

IB is owned by IAG, who also won BA, IE and several other airlines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern...Airlines_Group
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Old Mar 24, 20, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by kescalona View Post
Just found out Iberia is leaving One World May 1st and joining Delta.
Have your source also given a firm date of hell freezing over?
--update--
On a second thought, you are probably confusing Iberia with LATAM, which indeed leaves on May 1.

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Old Mar 26, 20, 1:00 am
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QH Bamboo Airways (Vietnam).

​​​​​​Per the press articles linked in:https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...0ea31980ab8847

Personally don't see it.
While they are backed by a big Vietnamese business, they had expanded very aggressively, and have been known to make grandious statements.

And the timing is just weird with Covid19 closing literally all air traffic
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