Two new additions into oneworld alliance i.e US Airways and TAM Airlines. This transition from star alliance into oneworld marks the alliance’s biggest single-day expansion since its launch 15 years.
Both these newcomers starting offering oneworld’s services and benefits from their first flights.
Us Airway’s regional affiliates, operating as US Airways Express, also transitioned to one world, following US Airways’ recent merger with American Airlines.
The landmark addition of TAM and US Airways to oneworld is being celebrated at a ceremony on 31st march, 2014 at TAM’s Sao Paulo hub, attended by the CEOs of the alliance’s established member airlines, during which TAM will show off the first of its aircraft painted in the oneworld livery,
- TAM and US Airways significantly expand oneworld on many key measures:
- › Increasing the number of passengers carried annually across the alliance network by a third, adding another 120 million customers a year.
- › Expanding the annual capacity offered by the alliance by 20 per cent.
- › Adding almost a hundred destinations to the oneworld network – a near 10 per cent increase.
oneworld’s welcome to TAM and US Airways today, to be followed on 1 May by Sri Lankan Airlines, completes what has been oneworld’s biggest expansion programme to date, with the addition in the past two years also of Air Berlin, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways.