Alaska Airlines receives invitation to join Oneworld alliance

Alaska Airlines Airbus A321neo
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Alaska Airlines has officially been invited to join the Oneworld airline alliance. The Seattle-based carrier is set to become Oneworld’s 14th member airline and the second member in the United States.

This move is part of a deeper cooperation between Alaska Airlines and fellow Oneworld member American Airlines, which was announced in February this year. After that, the airline was elected as a Oneworld member designate following approval by the Oneworld Governing Board. A formal invitation by the alliance has now been extended to the airline. Alaska Airlines could join later this year.

The joining of Alaska Airlines will add another high-quality carrier to oneworld, allowing us to offer even more destinations and options to the customers served by our member airlines. It strengthens Oneworld’s presence across the key airports on the US West Coast and will build rapidly on the existing partnerships in place between Alaska Airlines and other Oneworld members.Oneworld CEO Rob Gurney

The airline already has codeshare agreements with many Oneworld members, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines and Qantas. Furthermore, it codeshares with Oneworld’s connect partner Fiji Airways.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 115 destinations in North America and maintain hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon) and Anchorage. Together with its subsidiaries, the airline operates a fleet of over 300 aircraft, including the Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737, Embraer E175 and DeHavilland DHC-8.

Read more: In April 2020, Royal Air Maroc joined the Oneworld alliance as the 13th member airline.