Marking a milestone in its 89-year historical past, Alaska Airways has celebrated its first day as a member of oneworld.
The service turns into the 14th full member of the worldwide alliance, simply eight months after receiving a proper invitation from oneworld in July.
“Becoming a member of oneworld is becoming a member of a household of the very best airways on the planet,” mentioned Ben Minicucci, Alaska chief govt.
“Being part of the alliance permits us to offer implausible international connectivity, a seamless journey expertise and extra useful loyalty choices for our friends.
“This alliance transforms Alaska into a very international airline, connecting our robust West Coast community and locations throughout North America with the worldwide attain of our oneworld companions.”
With security protocols in place as a result of pandemic, Alaska and oneworld hosted a digital celebration and information convention immediately in Seattle, the airline’s hometown.
“With Alaska Airways now a part of oneworld, we’re excited to supply to clients much more locations and flights, strengthened by Alaska’s main community on the US West Coast,” mentioned oneworld chief govt, Rob Gurney, who joined Minicucci in Seattle for the occasion.
“For oneworld top-tier clients, the becoming a member of of Alaska will present much more alternatives for his or her standing to be recognised as we look ahead to a restoration in worldwide journey.”
For Alaska and its friends, oneworld gives a worldwide community of flights to as many as 1,000 locations throughout greater than 170 nations and territories.
With its membership within the alliance, Alaska will add seven new airline companions and improve its six current partnerships with oneworld members.