Royal Jordanian Plans New Guangzhou Service

Oneworld member Royal Jordanian is set to launch new flights between Amman and Guangzhou, as it looks to expand its route network in profitable markets.   Beginning 21 March 2016, flight RJ 180 will depart Amman 3 times a week at 0210 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Bangkok at 1555 hrs. Following … Continue reading

TAM To Leave Star Alliance And Join Oneworld

Brazilian carrier TAM has announced it will leave Star Alliance and join its sister carrier LAN in the rival Oneworld alliance. Both airlines were merged under the LATAM Airlines Group last summer and were consolidating its operations including membership in one alliance network.   In selecting Oneworld, LATAM cited benefits and connectivity for passengers, airline … Continue reading

SriLankan Airlines To Join Oneworld

SriLankan Airlines has announced it is to join Oneworld by the end of 2013. Based out of Colombo, the flag carrier of Sri Lanka will boost the alliance’s presence in South Asia following the deferment of troubled Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines’ membership application.   Operating a fleet of 21 aircraft to 34 destinations in 22 … Continue reading

Airlines Plan Return To Libya

European and Middle Eastern carriers are preparing to restart flights to Libya, following the end of the country’s civil war, during which commercial aviation services were suspended. Major airlines, including Star Alliance members Austrian Airlines, BMI, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, Oneworld’s Malev and Royal Jordanian, Skyteam’s Alitalia, as well as Qatar Airways from the Middle East, have unveiled schedules for … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines To Join Oneworld

Airline alliance Oneworld strengthened its position in Asia today with the announcement that Malaysia Airlines is to join as its first Southeast Asian member. The Kuala Lumpur-based flag carrier was unanimously nominated by the CEOs of the alliance’s member airlines and will complete a formal membership agreement soon, with flights as part of Oneworld expected to commence by late 2012. … Continue reading