Air Berlin expects to join Oneworld30 July 2010
Air Berlin expects to start flying as part of the Oneworld alliance of airlines in early 2012 in a move analysts said would bolster its position against German flagship carrier Lufthansa.
In a first step, Air Berlin has entered code-sharing agreements with Oneworld members American Airlines and Finnair. Bilateral agreements with British Airways and Iberia will follow.
Joining the Oneworld alliance would allow Air Berlin to share pricing, scheduling and other information within the alliance.