oneworld makes European travel easier than ever03 August 2000
Flying around Europe has been made easier and better value than ever for visitors from other continents with oneworld™ member airlines introducing the most flexible and best value multi-airline air pass of its kind.
The oneworld Visit Europe ticket offers as many flights as required across the European and North African networks of any of the alliance's European members - Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia, plus affiliates BASE (of the Netherlands), British Regional Airlines, Brymon Airways, CityFlyer Express, Deutsche BA, GB Airways, Loganair, Maersk Air, National Jet Italia, Sun-Air, Binter Mediterraneo, and Iberia Regional (Air Nostrum). oneworld members outside Europe are American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, LanChile and Qantas and their affiliates, and British Airways' affiliates British Mediterranean and Comair.
oneworld's European members serve some 200 destinations in almost 50 countries in Europe and North Africa, including virtually all the continent's leading cities.
Travellers can use the ticket for just two flights within Europe - or as many more as they like. Prices depend on the number of flights required and the length of each flight.
Each flight of
- up to 249 miles (398 kms) costs just US$60 (A$100, C$90 HK$465, S$105, NZ$125, or equivalent in local currency)
- between 250 and 399 miles (400 - 638 kms) US$80 (A$130, C$115, HK$620, S$135, NZ$165, or equivalent in local currency)
- between 400 and 899 miles (640 - 1,438 kms) US$120 (A$195, C$175, HK$935, S$205, NZ$245, or equivalent in local currency)
- between 900 and 1,199 miles (1,440 - 1,918 kms) US$140 (A$230, C$205, HK$1,090, S$240, NZ$285, or equivalent in local currency)
- 1,200 miles (1,920 kms) or more, US$190 (A$310, C$280, HK$1,480, S$325, NZ$385, or equivalent in local currency).
That would make a typical European tour - flying from London to Dublin, then on to Paris and Madrid - cost just US$320.
Peter Buecking, oneworld's Managing Partner, said: "The oneworld Visit Europe ticket has got to be the best way for travellers to Europe to tour around Europe and North Africa. Many airlines offer their own European airpass - but these virtually always require passengers to travel back to the airline's home base each time before flying on to their next destination. Our new oneworld visit Europe ticket enables people for the first time to switch across the networks of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and their affiliates.
"Flying around Europe has never been so easy or such great value."
Notes to editors
Prices quoted do not include passenger taxes, fees or charges.
oneworld Visit Europe tickets are not available for sale within Europe or North Africa. Passengers must buy them before they travel to Europe, in conjunction with return intercontinental flights to Europe.
Children aged 11 or under pay 67 per cent of the adult fare, and infants, aged less than two, pay 10 per cent.
The oneworld Visit Europe tickets are available for flights serving countries including:
Austria Finland Luxembourg Slovakia Belarus France Macedonia Slovenia Belgium Germany Malta Spain Bosnia and Herzgovina Gibraltar Moldova Sweden Bulgaria Greece Morocco Switzerland Croatia Hungary Netherlands Tunisia Cyprus Ireland Norway Turkey Czech Republic Israel Poland Ukraine Denmark Italy Portugal United Kingdom Egypt Latvia Romania Yugoslavia Estonia Lithuania Russia
Flights serving the following destinations are available with oneworld Visit Europe tickets:
UK Knock Kuopio Marseille France Aberdeen Shannon Kuusamo Milan (Linate) Italy Barra Waterford Lappeenranta Milan (Malpensa) Italy Belfast Spain Mariehamn Aland Montpellier France Belfast City Alicante Oulu Moscow(Sheremetyevo) Russian Fed. Benbecula Almeria Rovaniemi Munich(Strauss) Germany Birmingham Asturias Savonlinna Murmansk Russian Fed. Bristol Barcelona Tampere Nantes France Campbelltown Bilbao Turku Naples(Intl) Italy Cardiff Fuerteventura Vaasa Nice France Eday Gerona Varkaus Oslo Norway Fair Isle Gran Canaria Other European Paphos Cyprus Glasgow Granada Aarhus Denmark Paris CDG France Guernsey Ibiza Amsterdam Netherlands Paris(Orly) France Inverness Jerez De La Frontera Athens Greece Pisa Italy Edinburgh La Coruna Belgrade Yugoslavia Porto Portugal Islay Lanzarote Bergen Norway Prague Czech Republic Jersey Leon Berlin(Tegel) Germany Rennes France Kirkwall Madrid Billund Denmark Riga Latvia Leeds/Bradford Malaga Bologna Italy Rimini Italy Lerwick Melilla Bordeaux France Rome(Fiumicino) Italy Liverpool Menorca Bremen Germany Rotterdam(Rr Stn) Netherlands London City Murcia Brussels Belgium Salzburg Austria London Gatwick Palma Mallorca Bucharest(Otopeni) Romania Sandefjord Norway London Heathrow Pamplona Budapest Hungary Skopje Macedonia London Stansted Reus Cologne(Intl) Germany St. Petersburg Russian Fed. Londonderry San Sebastian Copenhagen(Intl) Denmark Sofia-Vrazhdebna Bulgaria Manchester Santa Cruz La Palma Duesseldorf Germany Stavanger Norway Newcastle Santander Eindhoven Netherlands Stockholm(Arlanda) Sweden Newquay Santiago De Compostela Faro Portugal Stuttgart Germany North Ronaldsay Sevilla Frankfurt Germany Tallinn Estonia Papa Westray Tenerife(Rodeos) Funchal Portugal (Madeira) Tel Aviv Israel Plymouth Tenerife(Sofia) Gdansk Poland Thessaloniki Greece Sanday Valencia Geilo Norway Thisted Denmark Sheffield Valladolid Geneva Switzerland Toulouse France Southampton Vigo Genoa Italy Turin Italy Stornoway Vitoria Gibraltar Venice Italy Stronsay Zaragoza Gothenburg Sweden Verona Italy Sumburgh Finland Hamburg Germany Vienna Austria Tiree Island Enontekio Hanover Germany Vilnius Lithuania Unst Helsinki Haugesund Norway Warsaw Poland Westray Ivalo Kiev Ukraine Zagreb Croatia Wick Joensuu Larnaca Cyprus Zurich Switzerland Irish Republic Jyvaskyla Lisbon Portugal North African Cork Kajaani Ljubljana Slovenia Cairo, Egypt Dublin Kemi/Tornio Luxembourg Casablanca, Morocco Galway Kittila Lyon France Marrakesh, Morocco Kerry County Kokkola/Pietarsaari Malta Tangier, Morroco
The introduction of the oneworld Visit Europe ticket follows the introduction of the popular oneworld Explorer fare, offering travellers the opportunity to build their own round-the-world itineraries using combinations of flights by oneworld member airlines. The oneworld Explorer was the first round-the-world air fare programme available in Japan.