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A LATAM Airbus A320. (Photo: Carlos Daniel Dobelli from C.A.B.A., Argentina (LATAM A320-233 LV-BSJ) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

LATAM to Leave Oneworld in October 2020, Hints on Future Independence

In an already expected move, LATAM Airlines Group has officially set a date to leave the oneworld airline alliance: Oct. 1, 2020. Only months after having a 20 percent stake of the group sold to Delta Air Lines - a SkyTeam alliance member, the exit from the global alliance was confirmed by oneworld member Qantas on a web page about its partners. [caption id="attachment_31841" align="alignnone" width="900"] A LATAM Boeing 767-300 landing in Miami. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)[/caption] The Australian…

The Importance of Airline Alliances

An aviation article many years ago suggested that you do not make money running an airline; you make money selling things to airlines. This statement was very true at the time. Many stakeholders like airports, aircraft manufacturers, and global distribution systems made money while airlines were struggling. A fundamental change…

Oneworld Announces New Connect Partnership to Expand Alliance

The Oneworld alliance has announced a new partnership to offer more global opportunities to its customers, particularly for its frequent flyers. The new initiative, oneworld Connect, will be launched with its first airline, Fiji Airways, with other airlines currently in negotiation with the airline alliance to join as Connect partners.…

New Allies Acquired: The Airline Alliances You May Not Know…

Many passengers have come to know the three airline alliances that currently dominate the airline industry: Star Alliance, Sky Team, and OneWorld. Whether it's because one of their favorite airlines is apart of one, or because they've seen the name emblazoned on a plane of a member airline. However, what…