About oneworld - Travelling the World

The world's premier airline alliance

The oneworld® alliance brings together 15 of the world's leading airlines and around 30 affiliated carriers. Together, these airlines operate more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations across the globe.

As a frequent flyer member of our partner airlines you can earn and redeem points on eligible oneworld flights, and extend your rewards and privileges throughout the alliance.

oneworld was the first global alliance to introduce interline ticketing between member airlines, which means you enjoy smooth transfers and greater flexibility across the entire network, and offers the widest range of alliance fares, making it easier to travel throughout its global network.


oneworld was launched in 1999 by founding alliance members American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas.

The alliance has since grown with Finnair and Iberia joining in 1999, LAN in 2000, Japan Airlines and Royal Jordanian in 2007, S7 Airlines in 2010, airberlin in 2012, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways in 2013, and TAM Airlines, US Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines in 2014.


oneworld is the current holder of an unprecendent six of the eight leading international "best airline alliance" titles:

  • Skytrax World Travel Awards 2014 World's Best Airline Alliance.
  • Air Transport News' Best Airline Alliance 2014.
  • Business Traveller's Best Airline Alliance 2013.
  • Premier Traveler's Best of 2013 Readers' Survey Best Airline Alliance.
  • Global Traveler's GT Tested Reader Survey 2013 Awards Best Airline Alliance for the fourth year running.
  • World Travel Awards 2013 World's Leading Airline Alliance for the 11th year running.

oneworld's individual member airlines also have among the best track records in the various industry award schemes, reflecting the quality of their service offering.