Oman Air To Join The Oneworld Airline Alliance
MUSCAT: Oman Air hopes to join the global Oneworld airline alliance, putting it alongside American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and more.
The carrier has approached its regional neighbor Qatar Airways for assistance in getting aboard – a strategic move, given Qatar’s CEO is also currently Chairman of the Oneworld Governing Board.
“As the industry recovers from COVID, airline alliances are going to be more important than ever,” an Oman Air spokesperson told.
“This will provide us with excellent global connectivity, a seamless travel experience and more valuable loyalty offerings for our guests.”
If successful, Oman Air would be Oneworld’s third member airline based in the Middle East, alongside Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian.
From its hub at Muscat International Airport, the airline normally serves a host of key destinations including London (Heathrow), as well as Frankfurt, Milan, Munich, Moscow and Paris in Europe.
Its network also spans across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, encompassing Abu Dhabi, Amman, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beirut, Colombo, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait City, Manila, Malé, Manama, Mumbai, Riyadh and Singapore, among many others.
Should Oman Air’s efforts to join Oneworld prove successful, members of all Oneworld frequent flyer programs would be able to earn and spend points or miles aboard Oman Air flights.
As a member of Oneworld, Oman Air flights could also be included when planning a round-the-world trip with Oneworld: whether using cash or as part of a multi-city award booking.
Once alliance-wide upgrades are rolled out across the alliance, those too would become available when traveling with Oman Air