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British Airways codeshares with Air Berlin

19 June 2011

British Airways and Air Berlin will start codesharing on around 40 flights from early July.

BA customers can buy direct Air Berlin flights to Nuremburg, Munster and Paderborn through ba.com.

In addition, customers can use ba.com to book connecting flights on selcted routes from airberlin’s network, including main German gateways and other destinations such as Palermo and Brindisi.

Airberlin will join Oneworld in April 2012. Its entry is sponsored by BA.

source: abtn.co.uk


Jetstar joins Oneworld alliance

31 January 2011

Asia Pacific budget carrier Jetstar is aiming to grow its Asian business by at least 30 per cent this year and is looking to open routes to Europe and North America when it takes delivery of the long-delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2012.

The move would put the Melbourne-based Qantas affiliate, which has an Asian hub in Singapore, in competition with Malaysia’s Air Asia X and potentially with some established long-haul full service carriers such as Singapore Airlines.

Jetstar group CEO Bruce Buchanan said that the company will also join Oneworld alliance, which will put it in the same team as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Japan Airlines.

source: stuff.co.nz


Airline alliance offers timetables on iPad

19 January 2011

The Oneworld alliance has launched a new iPad app, allowing flyers to view the schedules of all of its airlines on the device’s large display.

Using the free app, passengers can search for and view schedules for the nearly 10,000 flights operated daily by members of the Oneworld alliance, which includes American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia and Japan Airlines.

source: independent.co.uk


S7 Airlines to expand services with Oneworld

29 September 2010

Sibir Airlines which operates under the S7 brand, will become a member of the Oneworld alliance from November 15.

S7 currently offers regularly scheduled flights to 90 destinations in 28 countries, including 45 in Russia and 25 in the CIS.

As a member of Oneworld, S7 will be able to offer flights to 750 destinations in 150 countries. The alliance members operate a combine total of 2,250 planes.

source: RT.com


Air Berlin expects to join Oneworld

30 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.

source: Reuters


U.S. approves American-British airline alliance

23 July 2010

American Airlines and British Airways  won final approval on Tuesday to expand a trans-Atlantic alliance on flights between the United States and Europe.

The two carriers were cleared to jointly set prices, sell tickets and schedule international flights through their Oneworld alliance, exempt from antitrust rules, the United States Transportation Department said in a statement.

The transaction will not substantially reduce or eliminate competition,” Susan Kurland, assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, wrote in an order. The deal “will not be adverse to the public interest.

The Transportation Department had given tentative approval to the alliance on Feb. 13, and the European Union granted approval on July 13.

source: nytimes.com