Muscat-based carrier Oman Air announced this week that it will join a group of 13 airlines to become one of the world's largest airline alliances, Oneworld.
Strictly speaking, Oman Air's integration into Oneworld should come as no surprise. Last year, the airline announced its intention to join the Alliance and even turned to Qatar Airways for support to get a recommendation.
By joining Oneworld, Oman Air can offer its customers a wide range of travel opportunities around the world through such partners like American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas.
In addition to countless connections with partner airlines, frequent flyers will enjoy all the benefits of other members of the Alliance, both in earning and redeeming miles.  ;
It is planned to complete the process of accession of “Oman” to Oneworld by 2024.
Today, Oman Air serves approximately 50 destinations, including major cities such as London and Bangkok. The airline's fleet of about 50 aircraft, ranging from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the Airbus A330 and Boeing 737.
Oman Air has repeatedly received high marks for its business class (Apex Suites) on long-haul flights, and some of Dreamliners even have a first class cabin.
In recent years, the Oneworld alliance has expanded with the addition of Alaska Airlines and Royal Air Maroc, although it has lost a key member in South America — LATAM and the Russian carrier S7 Airlines.