Expanding the oneworld alliance
- LAN Colombia
- Qatar Airways
- SriLankan Airlines
- US Airways
These members elect are currently undergoing their integration process into full membership of the oneworld alliance. Once this integration is complete, you will enjoy more convenient travel options across the oneworld network throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa and India.
SriLankan Airlines was invited to join oneworld in June 2012 and is on track to become a member of the alliance in early 2014, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to oneworld.
Tracing its origins back to 1947, SriLankan Airlines today is the flag carrier airline of Sri Lanka and also the largest international airline serving the Maldives. Sri Lankan also has a significant presence in southern India.
SriLankan Airlines has virtually doubled in size since peace returned to its home country three years ago. Substantial expansion is planned for its network and fleet in the next few years.
It now operates a fleet of 21 aircraft and carried 3.5 million passengers last year between it Colombo base and 34 destination in 22 countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. That includes the following oneworld hubs: Hong Kong, London Heathrow, Moscow Domodedovo and Tokyo Narita.
Once SriLankan becomes a full member of oneworld, its Fly SmiLes frequent flyer programme members will enjoy additional benefits including the ability to earn and redeem points across the oneworld network and access to more premium lounges around the world.
US Airways aims to merge with oneworld founder member American Airlines, subject to approvals, bringing the former into oneworld. For latest details, see www.aa.com/arriving