New oneworld members add 100 cities for RJ
Amman, April 9, 2014
Royal Jordanian (RJ) passengers can now fly to almost 100 new destinations as TAM Airlines and US Airways recently completed their transition to oneworld.
With this expansion, the oneworld alliance now comprises 14 members, which are: American Airlines (being merged with US Airways), airberlin, British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, S7, LAN, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, TAM and RJ.
US Airways’ merger with American Airlines has created the world’s largest airline by most measures. With both American and US Airways on board, oneworld becomes the leading alliance in the US, the world’s largest air travel market.
The addition of TAM consolidates oneworld’s position as the leading alliance that flies within Latin America and between South America and the US and Europe.
Royal Jordanian president/CEO Amer Hadidi said travellers on board RJ, which has been a member of the alliance since 2007, are now able to reach 50 new destinations through US Airways, most in its US home, two in Canada and one each in Ireland and Mexico, and nearly 45 destinations in Brazil through TAM.
He added that this step marks the biggest single-day expansion of the world’s leading quality airline alliance since its launch 15 years ago. - TradeArabia News Service