Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of the oneworld alliance with effect from February 1, 2013, adding one of commercial aviation’s most frequent award winners to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.
The 125 million members of the established oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs, including Finnair Plus, will be able to earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines will substantially expand the alliance’s network in South East Asia, where it will add 14 destinations and one country – Brunei – to the oneworld map. More significantly, it will strengthen the alliance’s connectivity between many key business cities in Asia and other parts of the world. Malaysia Airlines’ network – serving more than 60 destinations in nearly 30 countries – will be covered by oneworld’s full and extensive range of alliance fares and sales products.
The airline’s addition will expand oneworld’s global coverage to some 840 destinations in 156 countries, served by some 9,000 departures a day operated by a combined fleet of some 2,500
aircraft, carrying nearly 340 million passengers a year, with annual revenues of US$ 110 billion.
Add oneworld’s other members elect – Qatar Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines – and the alliance network reaches to 856 destinations in 159 countries.
Other oneworld alliance members include airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and some 25 affiliated airlines.