Mexican airline Mexicana will become part of the oneworld airline alliance on Tuesday November 10, offering oneworld's full range of services and benefits from...

Mexican airline Mexicana will become part of the oneworld airline alliance on Tuesday November 10, offering oneworld’s full range of services and benefits from then.

Its subsidiaries MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink will join oneworld at the same time, as affiliate members.


“Oneworld is very selective about who we invite on board to join us as a new member,” says John McCulloch, managing partner of oneworld. “We only consider airlines with brands that match the quality of our established partners, who share our priorities of safety, customer service and profitability and who can expand our existing combined network in key regions, rather than simply replicating what we already offer.  As the leading carrier in Mexico and Central America, Mexicana more than ticked all these boxes.”

From November 10, members of the MexicanaGO frequent flyer program will be able to earn and redeem mileage awards on all oneworld partners, which include American Airlines; British Airways; Cathay Pacific Airways; Finnair; Iberia; Japan Airlines; LAN Airlines; Malév Hungarian Airlines; Qantas and Royal Jordanian and almost 20 affiliated airlines.   Russia’s leading domestic carrier S7 Airlines is on track to join oneworld during 2010.

MexicanaGO Conquer and Explore cardholders will have oneworld Emerald and Sapphire status respectively, gaining them access to some 550 airport lounges worldwide offered by the alliance’s airlines. All MexicanaGO members will soon be sent new membership cards, bearing the oneworld logo, to ensure they receive their alliance benefits from November 10.

Also from November 10, members of the established oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs will be able to earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on Mexicana and its two affiliates.

Mexicana de de Aviación, which recently adopted a new livery seen on this Airbuis A330-200 taxiing at at Cancún International Airport, operates 63 aircraft: 26 Airbus A320s, 21 A319s, 10 A318s, two A330-200s, two Boeing 767-200ERs and two Boeing 767-300ERs. Its low-cost subsidiary MexicanaClick operates 24 Fokker 100s and six Boeing 717s, while new regional subsidiary MexicanaLink operates 12 Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets

Mexicana de de Aviación, which recently adopted a new livery seen on this Airbus A330-200 taxiing at Cancún International Airport, operates 63 aircraft: 26 Airbus A320s, 21 A319s, 10 A318s, two A330-200s, two Boeing 767-200ERs and two Boeing 767-300ERs. Its low-cost subsidiary MexicanaClick operates 24 Fokker 100s and six Boeing 717s, while new regional subsidiary MexicanaLink operates 12 Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets

The networks of Mexicana, MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink ― which cover 67 destinations and 14 countries in Central, North and South America and Europe, including 37 points in Mexico ― will be covered by oneworld’s full range of alliance fares and sales products.

For Mexicana, joining oneworld will strengthen its competitive offering and its financial position, Mexicana  and oneworld say.

“As a member of oneworld, we will be able to offer our customers more choice and convenience, a much more extensive global network, more opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards, more lounges, more customer service support and better value ― services and benefits beyond the reach of any individual airline or bilateral partnership,” says Manuel Borja, Mexicana’s CEO. “For Mexicana and our employees, this will strengthen our position in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

Oneworld says that adding Mexicana will expand the alliance’s network in Mexico and Central America, and enable it to build further on its positions as the leading airline grouping serving Latin America and the leading Spanish-speaking alliance.

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