Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
ONEWORLD, the airline alliance with British Airways as one of its most significant partners, continues with its rather low key approach compared with its two rivals claiming that it is the members who need the publicity whilst the organisation, in the main, just makes life easier for them and their passengers. The currently eight strong grouping is however active in seeking further members in certain areas including Japan (and it can only be JAL since ANA is part of STAR) and in China. An Indian carrier could also join Oneworld at some point but indications are that the Gulf-based carriers are too individualistic and the southern African market too small for additional interest. Oneworld”s own consumer fares and corporate sales products and activities generated almost US$600m in the last 12 months for the carriers ” Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, LAN and Qantas. Almost two-thirds of this was classed by its member airlines as ”incremental” revenue ” money they would not have earned had it not been for the alliance. Interlining within the group rose by 30% last year.