Oman Air will be the newest addition to the oneworld Alliance.

Announced during the IATA Annual General Meeting in Doha, Qatar, Oman Air was elected as a oneworld member designate by the oneworld Governing Board. Oneworld alliance member airline Qatar Airways will act as a sponsor for Oman Air's entry into the airline alliance.

The Muscat, Oman-based airline is expected to be implemented into oneworld in 2024. It will be third new member airline of the alliance in five years following the addition of

Royal Air Maroc in 2020 and Alaska Airlines in 2021. Oman Air will also be the third oneworld member airline based in the Middle East – which includes Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian.

Oman Air operates flights to five oneworld member airline hubs – Amman, Colombo, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, and London-Heathrow – and already has codeshare agreements with four oneworld member airlines - Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Sri Lankan Airlines.

In a statement, oneworld Governing Board Chairman and Qatar Airways Group Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Today marks a new milestone in oneworld, as our friends at Oman Air become a member elect of our award-winning alliance. Passengers of Oman Air will be offered a seamless travel journey, connecting them to more than 900 destinations across 170 countries. As the Chairman of oneworld, we look forward to welcoming Oman Air into our alliance as they will bring great benefits, allowing passengers to discover not just a new member with an excellent reputation, but a beautiful country.”

“We are delighted that Oman Air has chosen oneworld as its global airline alliance partner. With its network in Muscat and award-winning customer service, Oman Air will reinforce our position as the premier airline alliance for global travellers. As the global travel industry continues to recover from the pandemic, the significant growth of oneworld in recent years demonstrates how important alliances and partnerships will continue to be,” said oneworld CEO Rob Gurney.

Oman Air CEO Eng Abdulazis Al Raisi added: “Oman Air's admittance into oneworld represents a defining moment in our journey to provide passengers with greater travel options through our developing partnerships and alliances. We're delighted to be joining the world's foremost airline alliance at a time when demand for travel is on the rise. We look forward to welcoming oneworld members onboard Oman Air to experience the height of Omani hospitality and all that the Sultanate of Oman has to offer in terms of history, culture and natural beauty.”

Launched in 1993, Oman Air is the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman. With a fleet of 40 aircraft, the airline operates flights to 41 destinations in more than 20 territories.

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