Kingfisher Airlines will become part of oneworld® from Friday 10 February 2012. Airlines will then offer oneworld's full range of services – and substantially expanding the alliance's network throughout India, one of the fastest growing regions of the world for air travel demand.
It will be the first carrier from the subcontinent to join any of the global airline groups. Kingfisher Airlines received its green light to board oneworld this week after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by British Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team.
Its addition will extend oneworld's global coverage to nearly 800 destinations in almost 150 countries, served by a total of almost 8,500 departures a day operated by a combined fleet of more than 2,250 aircraft, carrying 305 million passengers a year, with annual revenues of US$94 billion. With the addition soon of airberlin and later this year Malaysia Airlines, the oneworld network will expand to more than 850 destinations.
Members of its King Club frequent flyer programme will be able to earn and redeem mileage awards on all oneworld partners – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and almost 20 affiliated airlines.