oneworld connect partners will provide select alliance benefits to frequent flyers from any oneworld member airline travelling on their flights, with a more extensive range of benefits offered with a subset of oneworld member airlines, known as their "oneworld sponsors".
The first airline to join as a oneworld connect partner will be Fiji Airways. A date will be announced in due course for when it will start offering oneworld connect services and benefits.
Its oneworld sponsors will be American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas.
Fiji Airways is the flag carrier of Fiji and the South Pacific.
- It serves 21 destinations in 13 states and territories, including oneworld hubs Sydney, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
- Its inclusion in oneworld will add seven territories – its Fiji home and the neighbouring South Pacific states of Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa - and nine destinations to the oneworld map, strengthening oneworld’s position as the leading alliance serving the South Pacific.
The group operates fleet of 16 aircraft, including four Airbus A330 and five next generation Boeing 737s, offering a two-class Business and Economy product on most international routes, including seats that convert to lie-flat beds on longhaul.