OMAN Air will join the oneworld Alliance in 2024, making it the third new member of the alliance in
five years after it was elected as member designate in Doha earlier this week by the oneworld
Governing Board. Oneworld member Qatar Airways will act as the carrier’s sponsor by offering
guidance and support as it integrates into the alliance.
The addition of the Muscat-based airline will make oneworld the only global airline alliance with
three members in the Middle East, after Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian, and will expand its
network with several new destinations, including Duqm and Khasab in Oman and Chittagong in
Bangladesh. oneworld Emerald, oneworld Sapphire and premium cabin customers will also gain
access to three Oman Air lounges at Muscat, Salalah and Bangkok.
Oman Air currently operates to five oneworld member airline hubs – Amman, Colombo, Doha, Kuala
Lumpur and London Heathrow – and already codeshares with four oneworld member airlines,
including Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines.
The airline’s admittance into the alliance, which the carrier’s CEO Eng Abdulaziz Al Raisi described as
a “defining moment in our journey”, will open the potential for additional codeshare opportunities.