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TAM and US Airways significantly expand the oneworld alliance in many key areas. Together, they increase the number of passengers carried annually across the alliance network by a third, adding another 120 million customers a year. Read more
US Airways will join the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2014, as a result of the December 9 completion of its merger with alliance founding member American Airlines. All of US Airways' regional-airline affiliates, operating under the US Airways Express brand, will also transition to oneworld at the same time. Read more
LAN Colombia officially joined the oneworld airline alliance on October 1 and immediately began offering the alliance’s full range of services and benefits. On October 1, also, LATAM Airlines Group carrier TAM Airlines announced it would join oneworld as of March 31, 2014. Read more
Haitian regional airline Sunrise Airways has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba to operate regular charter flights between its home base in Port-au-Prince and Holguín, a resort city in southeastern Cuba, beginning this fall. Read more
Qatar Airways' first Airbus A380 has flown from Airbus' widebody final assembly facility at Toulouse to Airbus' facilities at Finkenwerder airfield in Hamburg, where the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted. Meanwhile, oneworld has announced that Qatar Airways will be inducted into the alliance on October 30. Read more
LATAM Airlines Group has confirmed that oneworld is to be the global alliance for all its passenger airlines. The decision means that Brazil's TAM Airlines will leave the Star Alliance to join oneworld, along with its Paraguay subsidiary. Read more
The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport serving Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has officially opened following an inauguration by the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. The new airport boasts a 13,450-foot runway, the longest in South America. Read more
American Airlines has signed agreements to codeshare with both São Paulo-based TAM Airlines and Bogota-based LAN Colombia. Additionally, American plans to launch new Dallas/Fort Worth-Bogota, Miami-Curitiba and Miami-Porto Alegre services in late 2013. Read more
The national airline of Malaysia has received clearance to become a full member of oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas Airways, which is sponsoring Malaysia Airlines' entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team. Read more
American Airlines plans to launch service to new markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America in 2013. On February 14, American will also add four new domestic routes, through its regional-airline affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet. Read more
Japan's All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for the Boeing 787, took delivery of its first 787-8 Dreamliner on September 25, 2011. Since then, Boeing has delivered 25 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to six different customers. Read more
AeroMexico has signed an agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines to codeshare on flights between Mexico City and São Paulo, as well as on connecting flights to domestic destinations in both Brazil and Mexico. Read more
Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour of the world later this month and in May. Read more
In the fourth week of March Boeing will begin the fifth segment of the 787 Dream Tour, a worldwide tour of a Boeing-owned 787 that began in December 2011 and is scheduled to end in June. Read more
Air Berlin will officially become a full member of the oneworld alliance on Tuesday, March 20, adding Europe’s sixth-largest carrier to the alliance. Austrian airline Niki, also a member of the Air Berlin group, will join oneworld at the same time as an affiliate member. Read more
Ticket sales under the codeshare agreement have now begun and codeshare travel begins on January 9. Read more
Assuming it survives its current financial difficulties, Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines will become part of the oneworld global airline alliance with effect from February 10, 2012. Read more
From June 1, JAL Mileage Bank members can earn mileage on all flights operated by China Eastern Airlines on Japan-China routes, as well as on Chinese domestic routes. Read more
JetBlue Airways, LAN Airlines and LAN's affiliates LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador have launched interline agreements to bring new connecting options via New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Read more