oneworld® has launched a new platform for members to enlarge their travel options with oneworld connect. Fiji Airways has been named the first oneworld connect partner, enlarging their network reach and offering more services and benefits.
Fiji Airways is the first. What now?
The implementation date has yet to be announced, however, the oneworld.com connect services and benefits have already been revealed.
oneworld connect customer services and benefits
|Extended by oneworld connect partners to eligible customers from all oneworld members||Offered between oneworld connect partners and their oneworld sponsors|
|Access to priority check-in desks for all oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby frequent flyers||Through check-in of bags and passengers|
|Earn mileage rewards*|
|Priority boarding for all oneworld Emerald and Sapphire frequent flyers||Redeem mileage rewards*|
|Earn frequent flyer status points*|
|Access to select lounges at key airports for premium and top-tier customers|
|Additional services and benefits may be offered on a bilateral basis|
*For oneworld connect frequent flyers only if the airline offers a frequent flyers programme.
Other customer benefits may be offered between oneworld connect partners and their oneworld sponsor airlines.
oneworld alliance is now 20 years old and this is the first new membership platform unveiled by the grouping. The alliance is in discussion with other carriers interested in participating in the programme. These carriers hail from various parts of the world including the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
All oneworld connect partners will make their networks available via Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by all oneworld members and select other airlines. Fiji Airways already does so. Check out their offerings HERE.
How do airlines join?
Each oneworld connect partner needs to have a minimum of three oneworld members as sponsors for initiation into the programme. Fiji Airways has been sponsored by all four of oneworld’s original founding members – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas. In addition, Australian carrier Qantas, will mentor Fiji Airways through its oneworld connect implementation process.
- American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas already code-share with Fiji Airways and have frequent flyer links.
- British Airways and Fiji Airways are currently discussing areas for potential bilateral cooperation.
- All oneworld connect partners must maintain IATA IOSA safety certification.
- oneworld’s regular range of services and benefits remain in place for customers flying with the alliance’s full member airlines and their affiliates.