Alaska joins Oneworld.
Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest US airline by passenger traffic, has officially become a member of Oneworld, becoming the 14th full member of the global alliance.
The move marks a milestone for the Seattle-based carrier, which has had a long partnership with American Airlines.
“Joining oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world,” Alaska’s new CEO Ben Minicucci said.
“Being a part of the alliance allows us to provide fantastic global connectivity, a seamless travel experience and more valuable loyalty offerings for our guests. This alliance transforms Alaska into a truly global airline, connecting our strong West Coast network and destinations across North America with the worldwide reach of our oneworld partners.”
Passengers will now be able to enjoy a global network of flights to as many as 1,000 destinations across more than 170 countries and territories.
Alaska Mileage Plan members can now earn miles when they fly any of the other 13 member airlines.